Posted: 16/11/2014 at 17:03
Can you still get any bare root wallflowers? Bit late but have seen some still available in local nurseries.
hellebores? What better for late winter?
Conifers like cryptomeria Mariana and vilmoriana turn bronze in winter and remain compact. If you have acid soil how about an azalea or camelia? you mentioned heathers but do you mean winter flowerimg sort? Carnea varieties like Vitelli, Ann Sparks and foxhollow produce beautiful foliage colours in winter as well as the flowers.
libertias have unique gold/red colouring on architectural evergreen foliage. Phormiums for colour from darkest red to brightest yellow. Grasses like testacea...olive foliage....acorus with yellow evergreen foliage, uncIndia uncinata rubra provided maroon evergreen colour. Arrhenarherum bulbosum is at its best over winter forming very white leaves over winter.......contrast with a dark red heuchera for brilliant winter colour. Another red "grass" for winter as well as all year round is carex buchanii 60 cm erect features. Campanulas like dicksons gold form yellow evergreen mounds ...plant black ophiogon alongside. Cyclamen too. ,and dont forget daffodils.