Eye-catching hardy biennial, producing large two-tone coppery orange deep red flowers throughout summer, much loved by bees. Plant in full sun and in mist but well drained soil. Dead regularly to encourages sustained blooming. Height: 60cm
Sun-loving annual or short lived perennial, bearing numerous cherry red flowers throughout summer. Very good for cut flowers. Will do well in pots or mid-border in any good, moist but well drained soil. H:50cm
Sun-loving, summer-flowering hardy perennial. Each flower comprises two colours with rich purple blue upper lip, and a white with purple edged lower lip. Cut back after flowering to encourage a second flush. Strongly aromatic so not favoured by deer or rabbits. Fully hardy. H: 60-90cm
Shrubby perennial suitable for mid sunny border. Deep maroon-purple flowers from August until the first frosts. Plant in a freely draining soil in full sun for the best results. Leave woody stems and foliage on the plant until first growth in early spring and then cut hard. Hardy. H:50cm
Sun-loving half hardy perennial, with rich blue-violet flowers throughout summer; fragrantly aromatic foliage. Prefers well drained soils and a sheltered site. In our experience can be considered pretty much fully hardy. H: 40cm
Sun-loving shrubby perennial with crimson red flowers over a very long summer flowering season. Enjoys a well drained and hot planting positions and once establised becomes drought tolerant. Clip back in the spring to keep tidy and to encourage new flowering shoots. Hardy. Height: about 90cm
An erect perennial, with softly downy leaves, mid-green above and very striking silvery-white below. Produces deep indigo-blue flowers throughout summer, about 25mm long, contrasting dramatically with the silvery-downy calyces. Not hardy, so grow in a pot and protect from frost over winter. Otherwise, grow in full sun and well drained conditions, liquid feed from time to time. H: about 60cm.
Small hardy shrubby perennial, ideal for a sunny position on well drained soils, preferably facing south or south-west. Intense, deep purple flowers throughout summer up to the first frosts. Cut back in late spring to encourage new growth. H: 60-90cm. Don't plant in a frost pocket.
A lovely woody perennial suitable for the sunny freely draining border. Very free-flowering from July onwards - flowering right into late Autumn. The flowers are a beautiful pale pink with a hint of white. Foliage small and elliptical. Plants usually pretty hardy if wood is left on throughout the winter. Cut hard in mid spring. H:60cm.
Shrubby perennial suitable for a sunny, well drained border. Very pretty pale pink flowers from late spring throughout the summer form on a woody stemmed shrub-like prennial. Cut back in spring when the new growth starts to emerge. H:40cm. Frost hardy.