Chimonanthus praecox A native garden shrub valued primarily for its late winter bloom of highly fragrant soft yellow flowers along the bare branches when virtually nothing else is blooming in the landscape
Chimonanthus praecox. 'Wintersweet' is an appropriate common name, as the flowers appear all winter, and are renowned for their fragrance. It is best grown on a warm sheltered wall in full sun, behind other plants which provide later colour over once the wintersweet has finished flowering.
Helenium autumnale (Sneezeweed). The large and numerous daisy-like, yellow flowers of Helenium autumnale can provide welcome color in late summer and autumn when many other blossoms have disappeared. Sneezeweed prefers full to partial sun and wet to wet-medium soils. Despite its common name, it presents no problems for most allergy sufferers. Its pollen is distributed by insects, not wind.