Plants for Summer Colour
Tulbaghia violacea Alba
Tulbaghia violacea Alba – A rare version of Tulbaghia with white flowers! Tough, clumping perennial for full sun & most soils…1-2′ tall and 18-24″ wide. Drought tolerant (but happiest with summer water). Long blooming season through summer and into the autumn. Great mixer, filler and outstanding in the and a great addition to your white gardens!
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides – also known as Blue Leadwort, it is most often grown as a ground cover or an edging plant along the front of a border. The foliage makes a low green mound through the summer and then bursts into colour from mid-summer through to October, when the brilliant blue starry flowers appear. In autumn, the foliage begins to turn shades of bright scarlet and finally maroon red. It’s compact, bushy habit means it is suited to patio pots and the border. Attractive to butterflies.
Cornus kousa ‘Norman Hadden’
Cornus kousa ‘Norman Hadden’ – A wonderful hybrid of Cornus kousa and Cornus capitata, Cornus k. Norman Haddon is a large, semi-evergreen flowering dogwood suited to sunny position. The dark green leaves turn warm red in autumn and will remain on the branches in mild climates. The four petalled flower bracts are creamy white in June, turning pink as they mature through late summer. It will produce the best flower display following a long, hot summer. With a final height and spread of 5 x 5 metres in 20 years, this white flowering dogwood makes the perfect feature tree. Best suited to a well-drained site and tolerant of most soil types.
Prunus – A must for any small garden, the ornamental flowering cherries are bursting into bloom. There are many different species, some upright, some weeping, but all give a stunning display of pink or white flowers in late winter/early spring. Pictured is Prunus x incana ‘Okame’, an upright form with exquisite deep pink flowers in abundance during the spring.