Plant Library: Astrantia, Salvia, Caryopteris, Astilbe

Plants of the Month : September 

In need of a little inspiration?

Our Plant Manager, Dan Rand, has carefully selected four hot picks of the month ready to plant now!

 

This month we want to bring the bees to your garden.

 

Astrantia ‘Major’ or ‘Roma’

Beautiful pink or white flowers complement any garden or the flower heads make delightful fresh cut flowers and last well when dried.

 

Perennial

Flowers in: Summer

Foliage: Spring and Summer

Water: moderately well

Where to plant: full or partial shade

Height: 0.5- 1 m

Spread 0.5 – 1 m

Soil: fertile and moist

 

Caryopteris ‘Kew Blue’

Aromatic deep blue flowers and deep green foliage

 

shrub or perennial

Flowers in: Summer and Autumn

Foliage: Spring, Summer, and Autumn

Water: well

Soil: moist but well drained

Where to plant: full sun

Height: 0.5- 1 m

Spread 0.5 – 1 m

 

Astilbe

Fluffy delicate flower heads in pale pink, deep pink or white with fresh green leaves

 

Herbaceous perennial

Flowers in: Summer

Foliage: Spring and Autumn

Water: well

Soil: moist but well drained

Where to plant: full sun, parcel shade or shade

Height: 0.5- 1 m

Spread 0.1 – 0.5 m

 

Salvia ‘Embers Wish’

Upright Coral flowers and fragrant foliage look sticking teamed with yellow flowers in beds and boarders

 

Perennial

Flowers in: Summer and Autumn

Foliage: Spring, Summer, and Autumn

Water: moderately well

Soil: well drained

Where to plant: dapple shade

Height: 0.5- 1 m

Spread 0.1 – 0.5 m

 

We think these plants are the bees knees!