Bold, sun-loving shrub for a sunny and reasonably sheltered position. Bright red flowers produced in profusion over a long summer season. Enjoys full sun and moist but well drained soils. Hardy to -5Cc, possibly colder when mature. H: about 2m
Bold, sun-loving shrub for a sunny and reasonably sheltered position. Bright yellow flowers contrast strongly with the vivid red calyx. Enjoys full sun and moist but well drained soils. Hardy to -5Cc, possibly colder when mature. H: about 2m
An evergreen, woody-based shrubs with palmately-lobed leaves and saucer-shaped, five-petalled silky red flowers from early summer until autumn. Best planted in a pot and over-wintered in a conservatory or frost free glass house, but mature Anisodontea can tolerate light frosts in sheltered positions, such as a courtyard. Prune early in the year to encourage fresh flower-bearing shoots and feed regularly. Frost hardy to 0C.
Fine, large shrub with arching branches with pale silver-green foliage. Large lavender blue flower with orange eyes in mid summer through to autumn, very attractive to butterflies and bees. Cut back hard in mid-March. H:1-2m. Full sun preferred and reasonably well drained soils preferred . RHS Award of Garden Merit
Large deciduous shrub or small tree bearing abundant, arching and elegant branches fragrant lilac-coloured flowers on previous year's growth. Prefers full sun and moist but well drained soil. Trim after flowering. Native to China. AGM
Sun-loving and drought-resistant shrub from Australia,. Grown for its mauve 'bottle brush' flowers. Best in full sun, and poor, well drained soil, sheltered from cold northerly winds. In colder areas consider keeping in a pot and over-wintering in a cool glasshouse or conservatory. Hardy to at least 0C and probably -5C when slightly mature, gaining hardiness with age.. H:1-3m
This is a small evergreen tree or medium shrub with aromatic olive green, lance shaped leaves. Small pale yellow flower spikes are born in early summer. Plant in neutral to acid, moderately fertile and well drained soil in full sun. H:1m.
Fully hardy large multi-stemmed shrub or small tree. Heart-shaped mid-green leaves, and clusters of pure white flowers on more mature stems and limbs in spring. Tolerates most conditions, including full sun through to light shade. Rare in the UK, but very garden-worthy. H: 3-5m