Plants with multiple petals, such as roses and peonies, are cottage-style favorites, and they have the added benefit of sweet scent. Contrast heights within beds by using spiky classics such as foxgloves and delphiniums.
Mid summer – Lythrum, yarrow, Ruby Star coneflower, and Russian sage. These are tall, hardy perennials which make a beautiful back border. They will bloom all summer if deadheaded regularly. Also shown are blue salvia and melanpodium.