Echinops bannaticus 'Taplow Blue'

globe thistle

2 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: poor, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July and August
  • Flower colour: bright blue
  • Other features: excellent cut-flowers
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Spherical, bright blue flower-heads up to 5cm (2in) across in July and August and prickly, grey-green leaves. This gorgeous globe thistle is highly attractive to butterflies and bees. An eye-catching, yet undemanding perennial for the back of a herbaceous or mixed border, it's best planted in poor, well-drained soil in full sun.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide congested colonies in autumn or spring.

Campanula glomerata 'Superba'

clustered bellflower

Rich purple flowers in June

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Astrantia major 'Rubra'

masterwort

Gorgeous plum-coloured flowers

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