has become an essential ingredient in naturalistic planting.
They were set among a haze of purple verbena bonariensis
and fiery crocosmia (a combination we chatted about before on these pages after our Chelsea review).
is great for naturalistic planting.
Grow plants which will attract butterflies including buddleia, Verbena bonariensis
, lavender, perennial wallflower, marjoram, phlox, nasturtium, escallonia, cone flower, aster, sweet rocket, lobelia and herbs including chives, thyme and mint.
BEGIN A PURPLE LOW-WATER BORDER Plant these drought-tolerant perennials in hues of purple and lilac to make a fine display this summer: Achillea millefolium 'Lavender Beauty', Cistus x purpureas, lavender, Phlomis tuberosa, salvia, and Verbena bonariensis
In this category of water-thrifty plants, all highlighted by Amos, are the following: crepe-flowered rock rose (Cistus), tall and daisy-flowered Cosmos, Cotoneaster, silverberry (Elaeagnus), purple-flowered and self-sowing Verbena bonariensis
, yellow-blooming Jerusalem sage (Phlomis fruticosa) and red hot poker (Kniphofia).
But the tall border verbena bonariensis
, from South America, is an entirely different type of plant.
Alternatively use the tall, narrow, sparsely-leafed stems of Verbena bonariensis
to provide a floating, airy layer above the rest of the plants.
Verbena is another great performer - the Argentinian vervain, Verbena bonariensis
, is valued for its tall, branching stems topped with clusters of pretty purple flowers.
The best garden plants are buddleia (davidii 'Dartmoor' and weyerana), Verbena bonariensis
, marjoram and good old-fashioned michaelmas daises.
plants including buddleia, Verbena bonariensis
, lavender, perennial wallowers and marjoram are all magnets for butteries.
is a relatively new plant and is easily grown from seed.