Echinops ritro Veitch's Blue (Globe Thistle)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
- Suitable for cut flowers
Spiny, cobwebby leaves. Large globes of metallic, bright blue flowers. July to August. Ht.80cm.(2.5ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and well-drained, poor soil. Good for mid- to back of border, cutting, drying and bees and butterflies.
Kniphofia Shining Sceptre (Red Hot Poker)
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September, October
Clumps of evergreen, spiky, upright, bluish-green leaves. Glowing, amber-cream pokers. July to October. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Grow in sun and moist, well-drained soil. Very free flowering. Good for mixed borders.