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alfharris8alfharris8 Posts: 366
What shrubs does anyone think give the best value in terms of time they remain in flower?



  • B3B3 Posts: 24,403
    Do roses count?😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Shrubby salvias - can flower April to Nov. Abutilon about the same. 
  • alfharris8alfharris8 Posts: 366
    @B3 - I don't see why not ⚘
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,403
    edited May 2022
    Erysmum Bowles Mauve flowers forever but I suddenly took agin them and pulled out the lot.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,352
    Shrubby Potentillas - they just keep going. Roses if you pick the right sort. Hydrangeas if you count bud/bloom/faded flowerheads. Anything that has flowers followed by berries, especially if the birds don't like them! Weigelas last quite well here.
    But where you live and the weather will affect your results. This year's weather has been brilliant for the tulips, they've been out for weeks and still going strong, less good for the cherry blossom. Hot, dry summers can curtail the flowering of things that prefer a more temperate climate, while untimely frosts can damage early or later flowers.
  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 Posts: 779
    Hardy fuchsia usually flower all summer and into autumn
     If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero
    East facing, top of a hill clay-loam, cultivated for centuries (7 years by me). Birmingham
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,321
    Daphne bholua- starts in December, finishes in April, with delicious scent that whole time.  Definitely get your money’s worth 💰
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Corsican hellebores are almost shrubby - they grow over a metre. Mine stay with flowers on from November to June. 
  • PlantmindedPlantminded Posts: 1,930
    Lavatera x clementii Rosea or Barnsley and Solanum crispen Glasnevin (a climber but easily becomes shrub-like with woody stems).
    Wirral. Sandy, free draining soil.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Rosa Buff Beauty is supposed to have a long flowering season, but it will depend on the situation and location. 
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