BSWJ10478 Collected in Costa Rica at 2800m. Neat twiggy bushes with small silvery leaves and small tubular pink flowers from midsummer into early winter. Round black berries in autumn. Probably hardy but take cuttings! 1m?
A bit different to the normal B. grandis evansiana types, with a lower growing habit, olive green leaves flushed red and covered with bright silver spots. Light to mid pink flowers from midsummer. Well drained but not dry soil in shade. 30cm.
Syn. 'Hardy Form'. New to us but supposedly hardy form of this spectacular sage with upright spikes of big bright pink tubular flowers that will arch over as they mature. Reddish stems and veins. Well drained, warm sheltered position in sun. 1.5m.
A striking golden variegated sport of 'Karl Foerster' from the USA. Yellow striped leaves and golden stems with the usual purple-ish flower in May and June, tawny seedheads until late winter. Good soil in sun, 1.5m.
Rare species collected in Lesotho, clump forming from bulbs with bright green three lobed leaves and masses of funnel shaped terracotta pink flowers in summer and autumn. Drained soil in full sun. 15cm.
Clumps of upright stems clad with narrow trifoliate leaves and topped with heads of peachy pink bobble-like flowers all summer. Shorter than the normal form, to about 35cm. Ordinary soil in sun. Well behaved and easy!
An excellent form of the evergreen British native primarily grown for the pods that split open in winter to reveal bright orange seeds. This form has clear, light yellow flowers in early summer. 60cm. Average soil in shade or part shade.
AGM TENDER winter flowering species for a cold greenhouse or conservatory, or possible a very warm, sheltered garden. A bushy shrub with grey-green downy leaves and big spikes of strongly scented mauve flowers. 2.4m.