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.
Riotous with high-summer color, this perennial border is built to last. After the delphiniums fade, purple salvias and strappy-leafed variegated irises keep the show going till fall. - Gardening And Living
Salvia Plant - nemerosa Cardonna: Valued highly as both ornamental and culinary plants, salvias combine striking flowers with attractive, and frequently aromatic, foliage. A 'must-have' in the garden… - Dobies
Helenium Moerheim Beauty - my long-standing favourite Helenium with conkerbrown crimson flowers. I cut one third of the stems back to two thirds their height in June to prolong their flowering through summer into autumn.