Editor's note: Evergreen currant (Ribes viburnifolium) grows in Sunset climate zones 8-9 and 14-24, bear's breech (Acanthus mollis
) in zones 4-24, common calla (Zantedeschia aethiopica) in zones 5-6, 8-9, and 14-24.
They are packed with English garden favourites including camellias, acanthus mollis
, honeysuckle, roses, hostas, hebes, salvias, penstemons and lilies.
* Acanthus mollis
, which grows glossy foliage up to 90cm (3ft) long and produces numerous spikes 1.5m (5ft) tall covered with white flowers and smoky purple bracts in late summer.
, aloes, barberry, breath of heaven (Diosma ericoides), ferns, heavenly bamboo, helichrysum, hellebores, lamb's ears, Leptospermum, and rosemary.
HERBACEOUS: Acanthus mollis
, Acanthus spinosus, Ajuga reptans, Alchemilla mollis, Aquilegia vulgaris, Astilbe.
Working in a talent hothouse clearly fires up Sue's gardening imagination and the result is a relaxed planting style billowing with scented geraniums, apricot foxgloves, soft pink and white bedding and waves of movement created by fennel and acanthus mollis
helix make excellent water music, as do the large leaves of Acanthus mollis
and hostas like H.