To easily complete your scheme of having something in bloom every month of the year: This low and dense (8" tall), mounding evergreen has bright purple and yellow pea blossoms November to March, and periodically throughout the summer! Always a good-looker and excellent for weed suppression! And a nice wax candle or apricot scent to boot! They tolerate a wide range of circumstances but would like more water if in more sun.
Polygalas are native to west-central Europe and Italy. They grow happily at the woodland edge, scrambling among rocks as observed in Slovenia by our intrepid nurseryman, Leonard Foltz.
Minimum temperature: -10° F