More Partners for Golden Alexander
In a recent post I noted that ‘Walker’s Low’ Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii) combines nicely with Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea).
Walking around the garden today I noticed that the same could be say for Salvia nemorosa ‘May Night’.
S. nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ would serve equally well. The Salvias and Catmints both flower on spikes and have similar colors, though the Salvias are more upright.
OK, so I already showed you Golden Alexander with ‘Walker’s Low’ Catmint. But how about Golden Alexander with ‘Walker’s Low’ and an Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale)?
Actually, I had forgotten all about this Poppy, which I had planted in a random act of gardening last fall. But when I saw it, I had to give myself a smack: why hadn’t I put a Poppy or two (or three) in the far corner of the Driveway Border, with the ‘Six Hills Giant’ Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii). Wouldn’t it give this corner of the garden an incredible boost of energy?
Oh, why does my mind work so slowly? I’ve seen Poppies used this way in a number of public gardens – but I never made the connection to this corner of my own. I do have some orange poppies more towards the center of this border, but they bloom too early to complement ‘Six Hills Giant’.
That’s all for now.