Rare. Height to 60 cms. Finely textured, blue-violet and deep black flowers. Hairy petals. Rounded leaves. Some shade is best. Winter dormant.
Seldom seen in New Zealand. 30-60 cms in height. The 1-1.5 in flowers grow in whorls on an inflorescence about 30 cms long. The name castanea, which means 'chestnut coloured', refers to the purplish-maroon flowers. Summer flowering. Sun. Winter dormant.
Height to about 30 cms. Clusters of large upright purple bells spring to summer. Sun or part shade. Winter dormant
(Burning Bush). Plants are 2 years old. Mature plants are up to 90 cms in height. Purple-mauve flowers with darker veins early summer, highly fragrant lemon scented leaves. A beautiful plant when in flower and a favourite of mine. Lovely as specimen plant where you can brush past it. Usually take 4 years to flower. Winter dormant.
Rare, beautiful plant. Height To 1.2 metres. Upright clump forming and somewhat bushy. Masses of slender 5-petalled star-like white flowers held in loose corymbs on wiry, branching, distinctively red stems in late spring to early summer. Moist, humus rich soil - quite drought tolerant once established. Lovely as a background plant for part shade. Foliage is an attractive red colour in autumn. A lovey rare, specimen plant. Winter dormant.