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

Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' - Towering sub-shrub with handsome dark green, toothed leaves and 30cm long, upward pointing flowering spikes of the most exceptional rich dark blue/black from late summer through autumn. The flowers are loved by bees. Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun. This is a vigorous, towering plant and may need some support. Mulch well around the roots in late autumn.  Eventual mature plant size : Height 2.5m Spread 90cm

'Black and Blue' Anise-scented Sage (Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue') One of my favorites due to it unique vibrant blue. A definite standout in the garden!

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.

Salvia Amistad - 1m tall / good for back border but not sure how they will go with alliums - maybe need something white

Salvia Amistad: Flowering from May to October over glossy green foliage it is drought tolerant and attractive to bees. Prefers well drained soil in sun. Height Spread Hardy perennial, though may need some protection in extremely cold areas.

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'

Hydrangea Annabelle with Agapanthus, Salvia 'Mainacht' and Echinops retro (Globe thistle

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I feel I need to invest in Annabelle Hydrangeas, purely because of their name. Garden border of Hydrangea Annabelle with Agapanthus, Salvia 'Mainacht' and Echinops ritro (globe thistle) What a beautiful combination!

ALLIUM SPHAEROCEPHALON WITH ARTEMISIA LUDOVICIANA

Allium spaerocephalum (Drumstick Allium) and Silver Wormwood (Artemisia ludoviciana). Its plum colored blossoms combine beautifully with many colors in the garden and are spectacular paired with silver foliage.

grounded design by Thomas Rainer

grounded design by Thomas Rainer: Pleasure Garden - Nasella tenuissima and Salvia Caradonna. Lovely combo of grasses and perennials.

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'.

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