Stunning woodland specialist, with very dark, purple-black leaves and stems, and, in late summer, slender spires of sweetly scented, small, white flowers carried aloft on very tall stems which will attract late-season butterflies. Will thrive in organic-rich, moister soils, preferably in light shade. Fully hardy. H 1.8 m.
Herbaceous perennial with large mid blue flower umbels in early summer. Lovely upright variety with stiff stems. The flower buds are darker than the blue flowers, offering a lovely contrast. Prefers full sun and a rich, well drained soil. Hardy. H:80cm
Tall agapanthus, ideal for a hot, dry sunny border. Rounded umbels of pale blue flowers occur on strong stems in late summer. One of the latest flowering agapanthus. Attractive narrow grey-green leaves. Deciduous. H:60-120cm.
Sun-loving frost hardy perennial that produces a succession of bright purple-blue flowers throughout summer, contrasting nicely with the glossy green leaves and purple stems. The foliage has the charactersitic aniseed fragrance when crushed. Very appealing to bees and other pollinating insects. Well drained soils are pretty essential. Definitely hardy to -5C.
Sun-loving hardy perennial, with characteristically aromatic foliage. 'Fluffy' terminal racemes of small blue/deep blue flowers throughout the summer into the autumn. Fantastic for bees and butterflies. H:75cm
A dwarf, evergreen perennial bearing short spikes of rich blue flowers in spring. Suitable for ground cover the plant forms evergreen mounds, spreading fairly quickly. Grow preferably in partial shade. The early dark green leaves have a bronze colouration which contrasts well with the bright blue flowers in mid spring. Plant in moist but well drained soil. H:15cm. Fully hardy