This fabulous perennial planting has been designed by the world acclaimed designer, Piet Oudolf, and is part of his impressive creations in the Walled Garden at Scampston Hall, Yorkshire. Using his technique of naturalized planting which enjoys a long season of interest, his Perennial Meadow is awash with colors and shapes.

Here, the warm-tinted Phlomis russeliana (Jerusalem Sage) mingles beautifully with the purple and blue colors of Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low', the spiky Salvias 'Mainacht' and 'Amethyst', and with the ruby-red and crimson shades of pincushion-like Knautia macedonica (Macedonian Scabious), Astrantia major 'Claret' (Great Masterwort) and Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' (Plume Thistle). They are underplanted with soft pink Geranium x oxonianum 'Wargrave Pink' (Cranesbill).

A relatively low-growing combination of plants that makes the most of a poor soil! Most of these plants are drought tolerant, deer resistant, low maintenance, excellent as cut flowers and real magnets for butterflies and bees. Enjoy!