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Category Archives: Unusual

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Lady in Red’

Isn’t this stunning? ‘Lady in Red’ is a compact, branching, thicket-forming, suckering, deciduous shrub with lobed, doubly-toothed, veined red to red-purple leaves and clusters of small, cup-shaped, pale pink flowers in summer followed by pale brown to red fruit in autumn.  That’s a lot of adjectives on one descriptive ticket!...
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Echium pininana

Echium pininana is a stunning plant for any sheltered sunny border. Featured in Chris Beardshaw’s Arthritis Research UK garden in Chelsea this year one of the reviews was :   “I was particularly taken with the planting of what he termed the “radiant” part of the garden (highlighting the feeling of...
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