|Salvia nemerosa 'Amethyst'|
This salvia was one of the best cultivars that we grew at Orchards; flowering over a long season even without judiscious deadheading. Loved by bees and other nectar-seeking insects; the plant hummed throughout the day. The dun-coloured seedheads gave added attraction to the winter border. Its placement on the widest curve of the Yew border meant that it could be viewed from several angles.