Tulips have been my favorite flower since I was a child. Purple tulips are the most beautiful. I brought my friend Val purple tulips when she was in the hospital. Now they'll always be a bittersweet memory.
RHS old seed: Hypericum (St John's Wort) Great shade plant. Moderately fertile mbwd soil in sun or partial shade. Sow seed in a cold frame in autumn. Very tough plant, good for dry clay. Grows into a small shrub