Daphne odora: This stocky evergreen has wonderfully scented, pink flower clusters, and 'Aureomarginata' has leaves irregularly margined in off-white; alternatively, D. odora var. 'rubra' offers a deeper shade of pink. Even better for scent, though needing more shade and damp, is D. bholua (pictured); every twig bears a cluster of four-petalled flowers, white in the species, pink in 'Sir Peter Smithers'. Good for: growing in partial shade beneath "backbone" plants.

Daphne odora (winter daphne) is a species of flowering plant in the family Thymelaeaceae, native to China and Japan.

flowering quince (chaenomeles speciosa)

Flowering Quince - Chaenomeles Speciosa 'Yukigoten' planted on wall with Madame Alfred Carrière rose for early spring blooms and summer fruit.

Hakonechloa Macra. Jardín Aravaca Paisajismo Miguel Urquijo www.urquijokastner.com

Hakonechloa Macra is a japanese, non-invasive sedge type grass is an option for planting behind the roses.

Hebe caledonia - purple evergreen foliage and blue summer flowers, small neat mound

Hebe 'Caledonia'

Zone 4 Shrubs Buxus 'Green Velvet' - Green Velvet Boxwood: This is a lower and more rounded cultivar of boxwood. Personally, boxwoods are my favorite Gardening that I love Hebe caledonia - purple evergreen foliage and blue summer flowers, small neat mound

Huge white flower heads composed of masses of pure white florets. Evergreen, needs some winter protection in pots.

agapanthus - huge white flower heads composed of masses of pure white florets. Evergreen, needs some winter protection in pots.

A stunning combination of Hakonechloa macra and Euphorbia x pasteurii, used in Ulf Nordfjell's Laurent-Perrier garden at Chelsea

Hakonechloa macra

Buy hakonechloa Hakonechloa macra - A cascading grass, ideal for edging: Delivery by Waitrose Garden in association with Crocus

Hebe 'Red Edge' - Lilac-blue summer flowers appear on short spikes, fading to white, among grey-green leaves with narrow red margins and veining when young. This small, spreading, evergreen shrub makes an attractive low, informal hedge or edging plant for a mixed border. In an urban or coastal site, it needs protection from cold, drying winds.

Hebe 'Red Edge'

Red Silver Bear Claw Hellebore for sale buy Helleborus foetidus 'Red Silver'

Helleborus foetidus Red Silver

Helleborus foetidus - Nodding, bell-shaped, pale green flowers with purple edges appear above clumps of deeply divided dark green leaves from January to April. Our native 'stinking hellebore' is aptly named as the leaves give off an unpleasant odour when crushed. This is an unusual, architectural plant for a shady border or woodland garden, or beneath deciduous shrubs, where its evergreen foliage can be shown off in autumn and winter.

Helleborus foetidus

Lovely evergreen foliage plant with spring flowers Helleborus foetidus (stinking hellebore)

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