Planting suggestions please for a sunny bed.
My 81 year old dad has asked me for planting suggestions for a sunny well drained island bed. He is going to replace some tatty old lavenders with new ones and he also has salvia Hotlips which does very well. I have suggested some other shrubby salvias and also hardy geraniums and pinks. Has anyone any other ideas please, maybe something of a similar height to the salvias ? Many thanks
Anthemis Tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise' adds silvery foliage and in summer full of creamy flowers stand upright from the clumps. When it's deadheaded, will throw out a second flush. Trouble-free and very tough if soils are free draining and very drought tolerant.
Ground cover like Cerastium will be happy there too, and even things like Aubretia and alpine phloxes for early cover with spring bulbs
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...