Salvia nemorosa Caradonna has vivid purple spikes on purple-black stems from June to October.  Looks great mingled with other purple flowers.

Salvia nemorosa Caradonna has vivid purple spikes on purple-black stems from June to October. Looks great mingled with other purple flowers.

1 Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna’ 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. Dead-heading – either little and often or in one go – encourages new flowering side-shoots till October.  'Caradonna’ loves sun; use it as a purple ribbon through late season grasses or, at 18in (45cm), it is the perfect centrepiece for a pot.

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.

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

Thyme flowers between stones- Beautiful path  Thyme herbs in flower Thymus, in crevices and nooks and crannies of path stepping stones walkway with herbs and lettuce vegetables: rosemary Rosmarinus, Salvia officinalis, Lavandula lavender, dill, kale, patio

Thyme flowers between stones- with herbs and lettuce vegetables: rosemary Rosmarinus, Salvia officinalis, Lavandula lavender, dill, kale

Stipa Tenuissima, Salvia Nemorosa Caradonna and Nepeta in Ábaton Gardens

Stipa Tenuissima, Salvia Nemorosa Caradonna & Nepeta in Ábaton Gardens

echinacea purpurea After Midnight, agastache Blackadder - Today's Gardens

Love this mix of colour in a great outside border, surprised at how much shade it has, may be in full sun at other parts of the day? I know that agastache 'Blackadder' does best in full sun. echinacea purpurea 'After Midnight', agastache 'Blackadder'

I have always used blue salvia and pink cosmos in all my gardens ....love the look...

Summer border with Salvia farinacea 'Victoria' in purple) & Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sonata Pink'.

salvia~ may night. Love how full this is!!!!! Gorgeous color. I want more in my yard.

Salvia May Night - deadhead flowers it will bloom all summer long. Drought tolerant once established. Zones 5 - Cut dry flowers for arrangements, pot pouries cooking.

Sedum "Red Cauli" A fleshy-leaved perennial with plum-purple foliage and tightly-packed cauliflower-like heads. The pink flowers appear in late summer and turn to red as the season moves into autumn. The blooms are followed by eye-catching deep maroon seedheads extending its season of interest into late autumn and beyond. Hardy Purple fleshy leaves Pink to dark red flowers HxS 30x30cm Full sun Loved by butterflies Flowers - September-October RHS Award of Garden Merit

Sedum "Red Cauli" A fleshy-leaved perennial with plum-purple foliage and…

salvia: Salvia. This one needs to come with a warning label. First, it’s a psychoactive plant. Second, I’ve heard you can’t buy it in all states because it IS a psychoactive plant. But this is the deal, it’s super hardy, grows like a weed (pun not intended), and blooms all summer long. Another downside or perhaps upside, depending on how you look at it, it multiplies like nuts and can easily take over a garden space in no time.

Round Up: 24 of the Best Low Maintenance Plants for Your Garden

This one needs to come with a warning label. First, it’s a psychoactive plant. Second, I’ve heard you can’t buy it in all states because it IS a psychoactive plant. But this is the deal, it’s super hardy, grows like a weed (pun not intende

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