Lovely ornamental shrub that will flower over a very extended period - very well suited to smaller gardens that need such versatility. Syringa Pink Perfume is quite compact so can be grown in a large pot but do keep well watered and regularly fed. Trim back lightly after the first major spring flush of flowers to keep neat and tidy. Fully hardy. Grow in full sun or light shade in a moist but well drained fertile soils. Final height: 1-2m if kept trimmed
Large upright shrub, baring intensely fragrant flowers in purple each with a clear white margin in spring or early summer. Plant in full sun or light shadein a rich or at least well prepared soil. Prune immediately after flowering. Fully hardy. H: 2-3m
Dense, mound-forming bush with mid-green leaves often turning purple in autumn. Purplish lilac flowers in nodding panicles in late spring to early summer. Sometimes flowering sparsely again in the autumn. Fully hardy. Grow in in fertile soil in full sun or light shade. .H:2m.
Extremely attractive silvery grey leaved hardy shrub with aromatic foliage Bright blue flowers (larger than the species) throughout the summer. Trim lightly from time to time during summer to keep neat and tidy. Freely drained soil and full sun preferred. H:1m
Extremely attractive compact silvery grey leaved hardy shrub, with aromatic foliage. Pale blue flowers throughout the summer will atract bees and butterflies. Will thrive best in freely drained soil in full sun. H:75cm
Very low-growing, sun-loving hardy shrub, grown for its powerfully aromatic foliage, vital in the kitchen for numerous recipes, but also warmly appreciated by bees who will be busy visiting the numerous small pink flowers in summer. Trim back from time to time to encourage fresh growth and to prevent excessive woodiness. Fully hardy. H: 10cm
Dense, bushy deciduous shrub, dark green foliage. Pink buds open to very fragrant white flowers in mid-spring followed by black fruits in summer to autmun. Fully hardy and tolerant of most conditions. H: 2m