Hydrangea paniculata Little Lime ('Jane') (PBR) - It may be half the size of its sibling 'Limelight', but this fab new hydrangea still packs pretty good punch. It has strong stems that support the weight of the conical, lime green flowers, which fade to
Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' - This deciduous shrub has oval, mid-green leaves and produces small, creamy-white flowers in May and June. But it's really grown for the brilliant, flame-coloured stems that are revealed when the leaves, which turn orang
Mahonia × media Winter Sun prefers shade and delivers bold spikes of bright yellow flowers from Nov to March. It is a big plant, up to x if not pruned back. Best planted with other shrubs in front to hide its legs.
Interesting combination of Kniphofia (Tawny King) and Archillea (Terracotta). This is from an English garden, so not sure how it might perform in the southwest, but a great interesting look for the garden.
Tiarella Brunnera Plant Combination These two will form quick and easy groundcover in partially shaded spots. Equally good for front of border positions, lining a woodland path, or underplanting trees and shrubs.
MAY AND JUNE BLOOMS Astrantia major 'Claret': Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, moist, preferably humus-rich soil Rate of growth: average to fast Flowering period:June to August Hardiness: fully hardy