Other flowering plants and shrubs in my garden include rhododendrons, hellebores, astilbes, and Virginia bluebells. All these thrive happily beneath the garden's canopy of maple, oak, wild cherry, and catalpa trees. In June, the catalpa sheds beautiful, orchidlike flowers. Its blossoms are white, with violet veining.
Plant these native bluebells in any collection of trees and shrubs and it makes them look like they've been there forever. This is the true native British bluebell not the chunkier, unscented Spanish garden form.
Phacelia campanularia (California bluebell)- Sarah Raven. They bloom best given cool, dry, sunny weather in the spring and diminish in the hot, humid weather of summer. Plant seeds directly in side garden.
Sollya Heterophylla A twining perennial climber with simple, evergreen leaves and nodding clusters of blue flowers across during summer, followed by purple berries. Perfect for training over an archway or pergola and ideal for container planting too.