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PHORMIUM ‘YEL­LOW WAVE’ Ar­chi­tec­tural ever­green with gold­striped strappy leaves. Needs shel­ter, moist but well-drained soil and sun or part shade. Red flow­ers oc­ca­sion­ally in May. H and S1.5m (5ft)

COR­NUS ALBA ‘SIBIR­ICA’ Hand­some dog­wood with golden oval leaves in au­tumn and red win­ter stems. Cut back new growth hard in March and plant in sun or part shade. H and S2.5m (8ft)

HY­DRANGEA QUER­CI­FO­LIA ‘SNOW QUEEN’ Large white con­i­cal flow­ers Ju­lySept fade to pink and brown. Oak-shaped leaves turn vi­brant red in au­tumn. Plant in part shade. H and S2m (6½ft)

HAKONECHLOA MACRA ‘NI­CO­LAS’ At­trac­tive cas­cad­ing, mound-form­ing grass that turns pinky-red in au­tumn. Per­forms best in part shade, in moist, well-drained soil. H35cm (14in) S40cm (16in)

HY­LOTELE­PHIUM ‘JOSÉ AUBERGINE’ Sturdy pur­ple stems and broad starry pink flower heads Aug-Nov. Prefers full sun but copes in part shade in moist but well-drained soil. H and S45cm (18in)

HEUCHERA ‘FOR­EVER RED’ Red leaf colour in­ten­si­fies in cooler weather. Small white flow­ers June-Au­gust. Sun or part shade in moist but well-drained soil. H and S40cm (16in)

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