Strobilanthes walichii 2lt
A sub shrub which even if not knocked back by Winter we tend to hard cut in Spring to get fresh bushy growth. Clusters of purple/blue trumpet flowers in late Summer which are very attractive to nectar insects.
A perennial with dainty, bright green, maidenhair-like foliage from which tall flowers stalks arise and branch outwards. The flowers are pale lilac. Best planted away from strong winds. Fully hardy. Any moist soil Sun or dappled shade.
A superb shrub for semi-shaded postitions. Bears white flowers in June in this country. Occasionally followed by black fruit. The glossy dark leathery foliage is very ornamental and it is faster and taller growing than V. davidii to which it bears a similar appearance.
Zingiber mioga 'Crüg's Zing' BSWJ4379 3lt
A collection made by Crug Farm of this ginger which is traditionally grown for its edible flower buds and flavoursome shoots. Green/yellowish stems to 1m tall, bearing slender dark green leaves 40cm long. Lilac-pink flowers form at the base of the leaf stems in late summer.