Six of the most re­li­able va­ri­eties

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‘Apri­cot Twist’

Sweetly-scented flow­ers from May-Septem­ber. Shrubby habit, nar­row leaves. H/S: 45cm (1½ft). From www.mac­plants.co.uk; tel: 01875 341179.

‘Con­stant Cheer’

Dusky-or­ange flow­ers fade to pur­ple mauve. Bushy habit. Blooms April-Au­gust. H: 60cm (2ft), S: 45cm (1½ft). From www.claireaustin-hardy plants.co.uk; tel 01686 670342.

‘Sun­burst’

Cream-edged fo­liage. Scented, yel­low blooms from March to July. H: 55cm (1¾ft), S: 45cm (1½ft). From www.cgf.net; tel: 01386 422829.

‘Bowles’s Mauve’

Pur­ple-mauve flow­ers from May-Septem­ber. Nar­row grey-green leaves. H: 80cm (2¾ft), S: 75cm (2½ft). From www.claireaustin-hardy plants.co.uk; tel 01686 670342.

‘Or­ange Flame’

Mat-form­ing shrublet. Lu­mi­nous or­ange flow­ers in June-July. H: 15cm (6in), S: 25cm (10in). From www.bor­der­alpines.co.uk; tel: 01409 253654.

‘Win­ter Orchid’

Fra­grant, rusty-or­ange flow­ers fade to pur­ple from May-Oc­to­ber. Shrubby habit. H/S: 45cm (1½ft). From www.mac­plants.co.uk; tel: 01875 341179.

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