Cirsium rivulare Atropurpureum
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September
- Wildlife Friendly
An ornamental thistle with burgundy red thistles on elegant upright stems above spiny green foliage. Prefers a sunny spot in well drained soil. Good for borders, damp meadows and wildlife gardens.
Penstemon Sour Grapes
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September, October
Semi-evergreen clumps of lance-shaped, bright green leaves and elegant racemes of small, tubular, magenta-blue flowers with a metallic sheen. July to October. Ht.60cm.(2ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Good for borders.
Santolina chamaecyparissus Lambrook Silver (Cotton Lavender)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
Tall, evergreen shrub with bright, dense, aromatic, soft grey, finely divided leaves and stems. Yellow flowers. July to August. Ht.75cm.(2.5ft.). Grow in sun and well-drained soil. Drought tolerant. Good for hedging and for mothballs.
Santolina rosmarinifolia Lemon Fizz (Cotton Lavender)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July, August
Compact, evergreen shrub with aromatic, bright yellow foliage. Yellow button-like flowers appear in late spring to summer. Ht.0.5mt.(1.5ft.). Grow in full sun or part shade and well-drained soil. Good for front of borders. Best sheltered from extreme cold.