Anchusa azurea Loddon Royalist (Alkanet)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July
Rosettes of coarsely hairy basal leaves. Sturdy, branching stems carry intense blue flowers. May to July. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Grow in full sun and moist, well-drained, fertile soil. Can be cut back hard after flowering to give repeats. Good for borders. Attractive to bees.
Ligularia Britt Marie Crawford
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August
- Suitable for cut flowers
Good clumps of large, rounded, glossy, dark mahogany leaves. Tall stems with clusters of star-like, dark orange flowers with dark centres. June to August. Ht.100cm.(3ft.). Grow in sun or shade and moist, fertile soil. Good for back of border or waterside, large containers and cutting.
Nepeta racemosa Walkers low (Catmint)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July, August, September
Bushy plant with aromatic, mid-green leaves. Blue-mauve flowers. May to September. Ht.60cm.(2ft.). Second flush of flowers if clipped. Best in full sun and light, well-drained soil. Good for edging, borders and ground cover. Excellent for bees and butterflies.
Nepeta Six Hills Giant (Catmint)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September
A dense mound of strong, tall stems with aromatic, light grey-green leaves. Spikes of blue flowers. June to September. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Evergreen. Grow in full sun or part shade and well-drained soil. Good for borders. Excellent for bees and butterflies.