Four peren­nial picks

Amateur Gardening - - A Gardener’s Miscellany -

‘Blue Frost’

Lux­u­ri­ant pale blooms pos­sess­ing ruf­fled lilac edges, and ris­ing to 4ft (1.2m) from July to Septem­ber.

‘Priscilla’

Large flow­ered sort with gen­er­ous creamy blooms that are edged in bright pink and have warm, yel­low throats. Reaches 36in-4ft (90cm-1.2m).

‘Plum tart’

Spires of rich, satiny ma­genta-pur­ple flow­ers rise to 4ft (1.2m). Blends well with soft pink blooms and gold or sil­very fo­liage.

‘ruby’

The rich crim­son hooded blooms of this G. pa­pilio hy­brid will add so­phis­ti­ca­tion to borders. Reaches a height of 30in (75cm).

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