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.
Kniphofia Percy Pride
- Usually Flowers : August, September, October
This plant was bred for Alan Bloom by Percy Piper. Strong growing form of Red Hot Poker with statuesque large, yellow pokers. Grow in full sun at the back of the border. Height 120cm Spread 90cm. Can be used for cut flowers. Flowering August to October.