Liatris spicata also known as Blazing Star is a beautiful purple perennial.  Its grass like foliage and tall blooming spikes attract butterflies, birds and bees. Liatris is a great cut flower and is deer resistant.  Plant with Bee Balm and Black Eyed Susan’s for a vibrant garden. (Liatris spicata)

Liatris spicata also known as Blazing Star is a beautiful purple perennial. Its grass like foliage and tall blooming spikes attract butterflies, birds and bees. Liatris is a great cut flower and is deer resistant. Plant with Bee Balm and Black Eyed Susa

10 low-maintenance perennials for the busy gardener! You can still have beautiful flower beds without spending a lot of time maintaining them.

10 Low-Maintenance Perennials

10 low-maintenance perennials for the busy gardener! You can still have beautiful flower beds without spending a lot of time maintaining them. - Flower Beds and Gardens

Salvia nemorosa ''Sensation Rose' (Sensation Series)' - Throughout summer, spikes carry masses of rose pink flowers, each sitting within a deeper purplish-pink calyx. Their compact, tidy habit makes them ideal for containers and window boxes, as well as creating colourful drifts towards the front of a sunny border.

Salvia nemorosa ''Sensation Rose' (Sensation Series)' - Throughout summer, spikes carry masses of rose pink flowers, each sitting within a deeper purplish-pink calyx. Their compact, tidy habit makes them ideal for containers and window boxes, as well as c

Allium, Rosenbachianum Mix  Large globes that are the earliest to flower.  This is a brilliant mix for the beginner bulb gardener. Easy to grow and rare, these alliums produce 5" globes of star-shaped flower heads in purple, white and blue.    lifecycle: Perennial     Zone: 4-8     Uses: Beds, Borders, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers     Sun: Full Sun     Height: 2-3  feet    Spread: 2-3  inches

Allium, Rosenbachianum Mix Large globes that are the earliest to flower. This is a brilliant mix for the beginner bulb gardener. easy to grow Perennial, these alliums produce globes of star-shaped flower heads in purple, white and blue.

As the garden hits a summer lull, Toby Buckland picks 10 plants that will hold interest, come rain or shine.

1 Salvia nemorosa from the mildly aromatic silvery green leaves to the violet flower spikes with purple stems. Bees love the flowers that stay looking sharp long after the petals fall, thanks to papery bracts that hold their colour.

Echinops - globe thistle

Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue' - A wonderfully spiky tall summer flowering perennial, with blue spherical blooms, resembling a mace in form. Best grown on loose soil in full sun, and a wonderful cut flower.

Blue Perennial Flowers That Bloom All Summer

Agapanthus 'Lilliput' 'Lily of the Nile'. Summer flower perennial blue August -In Toronto, Winterize in unheated garage

Salvia 'May Night' is an outstanding perennial with excellent cold hardiness, vigor and tolerance to heavy clay soils.

Salvia Sylvestris, May Night is an outstanding perennial with excellent cold hardiness, vigor and tolerance to heavy clay soils. Blooming in late spring with a profussion of deep purple flower spikes, it reblooms later in the summer when deadheaded.

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