Neillia is a lovely deciduous shrub grown for profuse clusters of pink-white flowers in the spring and early summer and a graceful arching habit. Prefers moist soil in sun or part shade. Fully hardy. Prune old wood hard after flowering to encourage fresh flower-bearing stems the following year. H:2m
Rounded evergreen shrub with oval glossy dark green leaves and clusters of fragrant tubular white flowers in mid-late spring. Fully hardy and easy to grow in either full sun or partial shade on moist but well-drained soil. Prune after flowering. Could be used as a very ornamental, somewhat rounded hedge. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. H:1-3m depending on pruning.
Mountain or Tree Paeony. Superb hardy perennial, native of Chinese mountains, capable of growing to between 1-2m in height. Large, brilliantly lavender mauve flowers are borne in early summer. Appreciates a rich soil. Fully hardy.
Very attractive upright shrub with grey stems and silver-grey heavily lobed leaves. Tubular violet-blue flowers in long panicles in late summer. Prune right back mid-spring. Hardy. Well-drained soil. H:1.2m. AGM
Deciduous shrub, a hybrid between P. nepalensis and P. microphyllus. Sweetly fragrant single white flowers in early summer, with prominent yellow stamens. Best in full sun or light shade on rich, moist but well drained soils. Cut older wood hard after flowering to encourage fresh grwoth that will bear flowers the following year. Fully hardy. H+W: 1m
Large deciduous shrub native to China and Tibet. The plant is upright with arching branches, with ovate dark green tapered leaves. Very fragent single white flowers are borne in the summer. Plant in partial shade to full-sun in rich but not water-logged soils. Fully hardy. Prune old wood hard after flowering. H:1-3m
A rare form of this hardy shrubby perennial with grey felty leaves. Whorls of pure white flowers in mid summer. Thrives in hot, full sun and in well drained soils. Drought tolerant. Cut back in spring if necessary to keep tidy. Will attract both bees and butterflies. H: 60cm.