I was given cutting material and young plants of several Abelias from Peter Catt last summer. Some are already ready to go.
Soft mauve pink lightly scented flowers, with clear orange markings inside, over a long period in summer. A medium sized arching shrub to 6ft, evergreen in mild localities but deciduous in cold winters. Best with shelter.
4L pots ~ £14
Abelia sp. from Peter Catt
Very excited about this one. I need to get the source details from Peter. Soft rosy white flowers with orange inside among relatively large (2in) very shiny foliage (Abelias are not known for their attractive foliage.)
This species seems to have an unusual trailing habit, so would be ideal for a bank or raised bed or perhaps a large pot. It's certainly choice enough to be worthy of a prominent place on the patio
Has so far proved very vigorous and easy. Hardiness has not been well tested but seems good so far.
4L pots ~ £16