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1 Rehman­nia an­gu­lata (Chi­nese fox­glove) Use this 50–75cm high peren­nial with its large, deep­pink fox­glove-like flow­ers as a tall ground­cover to add colour to semi-shady ar­eas; it will also grow in moist soil in sun. Prop­a­gate from root cut­tings in au­tumn and young shoots in spring.

2 Agas­tache ‘Vi­o­let Vi­sion’ Birds, bees and but­terf lies love the 30–45cm high f lower spikes, which ap­pear through­out sum­mer. Both f low­ers and leaves are fra­grant.

It needs good drainage, full sun and tol­er­ates dry pe­ri­ods.

3 Cam­pan­ula lat­i­fo­lia (Can­ter­bury bells) An old-fash­ioned, clump­form­ing peren­nial, it’s per­fect for coun­try gar­dens and English bor­ders and shady wood­land ar­eas where its laven­der-blue f low­ers have a cool­ing ef­fect. Cut back faded stems and di­vide in spring or au­tumn.

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