Have a look at Steve's garden - looks similar to what you have and want
His garden looks amazing, what a difference between the first and the last.
I've found these hardy though RHS suggests not totally. Look exotic, smell really bad
Weird coincidence - heard about the one in Nuts link on last weeks GQT, which i played in the car on the way home this evening. A lady was trying to move it from next to her front door because it smells like a dead sheep that has been left there for a couple of months. Yum !
The smell only lasts a day or 2
But it is really disgusting! One just all by itself in a friend's garden in Dordogne. She hadn't planted it. She was so excited by it's progress until the smell came!