While my long time absolute and unrivaled favourite perennial Salvia has been Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ I had to have ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ when I saw it today. It lacks the dark purple stems of ‘Caradonna’ but has absolutely massive (for the species, anyway) flowers in a nice blue colour.
I expect (and hope for) similar performance to ‘Caradonna’ – low maintenance, low water needs, long flowering time (including a second round of flowering in the fall).
I also picked up a few more Sedum species (I might have a problem).
The first of these (Sedum pachyclados) forms attractive rosettes with white flowers in spring and again later in the summer.
The second (Sedum hispanicum var. minus ‘Blue Carpet’) forms a low mound of blue-green leaves with white or pale pink flowers. Seems to have a purple/pink winter colour as well.
One of these Sedum will be going between/around a Hosta ‘June’ and the Salvia above where it will also be allowed to spill out onto the patio.