Making scents of summer
Planted in a sunny spot, this pair of aromatic perennials will be a magnet for bees and butterflies. Agastache ‘Beelicious Purple’ has large, blue-purple flowers produced throughout summer on compact plants. Moist, well-drained soil in full sun. H/S: 40cm (1¼ft). Price: £9.99, from www.suttons.co.uk; tel: 0844 326 2200. Lavandula intermedia ‘Phenomenal’ is a much improved variety with larger flowers on stronger stems. It will re-bloom if the first flower stems are removed. Well drained soil in full sun. Good for pots or lining a border. H/S: 70cm (2¼ft). Price: £5.99, from www.crocus.co.uk; tel: 01344 578111.
Agastache ‘Beelicious Purple’ Ph ot os : Pl an ti pp
Lavendula intermedia ‘Phenomenal’