These resilient (companion) perennials add a touch of magic to any garden and provide a valuable food source for insects, particularly butterflies.
They’re pretty hardy, have fragrant leaves and a long flowering period.
Popular as cut flowers, they also have medicinal properties. They also make beautiful dried flowers.
Height: 50cm (20")
Where: Full sun, partial shade
When: January to April inside or April to June outside. It's best to sow them in a pot – they take a while to develop, and you don’t want them to be ‘overrun’ by neighboring plants. Don’t let them get too damp. Move them into their ‘forever home’ when they’re tall enough.
Spacing: 40cm (16")
Harvesting/Flowering: June to October
A paradise for insects
Photos: Janina Laszlo