Sky and Sea
Blue is synonymous with peace, serenity, infinity and travel. It is a cold colour and one of the three primary colours with red and green.
Rarely found in nature, but popular in gardens, blue-flowering perennials give depth to a border and are enhanced by soft light.
Blue-flowering perennials are particularly useful in small gardens as they push back the walls to give an illusion of space. We like to plant them at the back of a mixed border.
Combining them with other plants is child's play as blue goes with nearly everything.
If the flowers have a grey or metallic sheen we plant them with silver foliage perennials (Artemisia) or with other lighter-coloured flowering plants (white, beige, light pink). Conversely, if the flowers are tinged with red, we match them with darker, warmer colours (brown, red), purples and violets.
The Big Blue£3.29
Monkshood, wolf's bane, leopard's bane, women's bane, devil's helmet or blue rocket.£3.99
Dark blue flowers in July.£5.29
Unusual hanging clusters of dark blue flowers with purple highlights, borne on very theatrical, sturdy stems more than 120 cm in height.£5.29
Profuse flowering with long blue-purple spikesfrom £3.99
THE NEW STARfrom £3.99
Illumination for the garden£3.99
Addicted to Agastache, is it serious, doctor?from £3.99
A remarkable ground cover plant with pink, white and green foliage.from £3.29
A great classic£3.29
a decorative species with tight 3 cm diameter dark burgundy blooms£6.99