Elegant and stately plant for rear of border with narrow, stiff and erect stems bearing dense pink-purple flowerheads throughout summer into autumn. Hardy. Full sun. H:1.5m Self seeds readily. Atttracts numerous insects such as butterflies, bees and the humming-bird hawk moth.
Essential element in a naturalistic 'prairie' planting scheme, 'Mammuth' reaches 1.5m in height, and will produce fluffy vivid-purple flowers in late summer, much loved by butterflies. Plant amongst tall grasses, Rudbeckia and Echinacea. Much prefers moister soils in full sun. Propagate by division in spring after 2-3 years. Fully hardy.
Delighful sun-loving hardy perennial, for front of border, as ground cover or perhaps tumbling over a low wall. Electric blue flowers in early summer. Cut back hard after sumer to maintain a compact and neat habit. Fully hardy. H: about 20cm only.
Sun-loving, fully hardy and mound-forming herbaceous perennial, with deeply toothed leaves and erect spikes of bright blue flowers throughout summer. Cut back after flowering to encourage later blooming. H+S about 75cm
Clump forming perennial flowering in May into summer. Particluarly attractive tall flower spikes of the palest blue. Bright green basal rosette of leaves. H:60cm. Full sun or partial shade. Moist but well drained soil. Hardy,
Hardy perennial for full sun or light shade in any decent garden soil. Lightly variegated foliage with the mid-green offest by a delicate cream margin. Slender spires of tiny white flowers summer. Cut back after flowering to encourage a second flush, especially if given some fertiliser and the occaisonal drink. Bees love it!. Fully hardy and easy to grow. H: 90cm
Hardy perennial for full sun or light shade in any decent garden soil. Slender spires of deep blue flowers summer. Cut back after flowering to encourage a second flush, especially if given some fertiliser and the occaisonal drink. Bees love it!. Fully hardy and easy to grow. H: 90cm
Clump forming erect perennial with lance shaped pointed dark green leaves in whorls up the stem. From midsummer-autumn slender dense spires of white flowers are borne. Will perform best in rich soil and full sun. H:1.2m.
Clump-forming erect perennial with lance shaped ,pointed dark green leaves in whorls up the stem. From midsummer-autumn slender, graceful spires of densely packed with very pale blue, almost white flowers which will be an irresistible magnet to bees and butterflies. Will perform best in rich soil and full sun. Fully hardy. H:1.2m.
Semi-evergreen perennial, spreading indefinitely; with solitary pale blue to purple flowers in late spring and summer. Attractive dark purplish heart shaped leaves. Native of Canada/Greenland. Prefers slightly moist soils, perhaps in some light shade. Fully Hardy. H:8-10cm.