Last autumn we decided to add extra bulbs of Allium christophii to this perennial meadow border for a greater impact this summer. The bold form of Allium christophii flower heads contrast dramatically with the upright flower spikes of Salvia ‘Caradonna’.
Similar to hardy geraniums, the Erodium manescavii makes a perfect substitute for this open, sunny, well-drained, sloping border that dries out quickly in summer heat.
This perennial meadow features two low-growing ornamental grasses: Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea ‘Moorhexe’ and Sporobolus heterolepis. These two grasses flower later in the summer at which time the seed heads of alliums and salvias will stand out as bold silhouettes.