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Elaeagnus ebbingei 'Limelight'. 3m x 3m but can be kept pruned to allocated space. This evergreen shrub is for the side of the house where it should be tough enough to withstand the winds down this passageway.

Elaeagnus × ebbingei 'Gilt Edge'. Silvery backed leaves. 3 m x 3 m. Evergreen. Broadly ovate dark green leaves margined with yellow.

Daphne odora (winter daphne) is a species of flowering plant in the family Thymelaeaceae, native to China and Japan. It is an evergreen shrub, grown for its very fragrant, fleshy, pale-pink, tubular flowers, each with 4 spreading lobes, and for its glossy foliage. It rarely fruits, producing red berries after flowering. It grows best in fertile, slightly acid, peaty, well-drained soils. It grows in full sun or partial shade, and is hardy to −10 °C (14 °F), possibly lower.

CALCEOLARIA crenatiflora with unique, pocket-like blooms. Makes a beautiful and unusual houseplant or greenhouse specimen Soft, pouch-like flowers are borne from late January to April in spotted or solid shades of yellow, orange, brown, and red. An excellent plant for winter blooming indoors, C. crenatiflora grows 5-10 inches tall and 7-8 inches wide.

Must-Grow New Perennials for 2013

This Echinacea 'Passion Flute' is an eye-catching addition to any garden. See more must-grow perennials:

African style -Kniphofias (Red Hot Poker plants) grow along with other herbaceous plants in the grounds of the Garden House (near Buckland Monachoram) in South Devon. - by Markles55, via Flickr

Corylus avellana 'contorta'.(common hazel member of birch family) Large deciduous upright tree like shrub with broadly heart shaped toothed mid green leaves. Full sun / part shade. Well drained or moist but well drained chalky soil. 5 x 5 m. From Europe/Turkey.