Low maintenance plant to complement Kniphofia?

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  1. Chris K177

    Chris K177 Apprentice Gardener

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    I'm helping out some friends by adding a bit of colour to their garden and they've already got Kniphofia growing on this border but it needs some buddies as it looks a bit bare on its own.

    I've been thinking of something blue or purple to contrast the colours nicely but the only plants I can think of which arent too tall are Rosmarinus, Lavendula and Vinca. I'm not sure that they have the kind of look that I'm going for and I need something which flowers at the same time.

    Does anyone have any other suggestions?

    Thanks! :)
     
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    Rose,Roses and more Roses;) what about some Salvia Nemorosa Caradoona 75cm high 50cm wide lovely perennials:) I have at least 6 in my garden the Bees and Butterfly's just love them and all they require is cutting down to the ground in spring:)
     
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      "Platts Black" Phormium. It's yellow flowers would go well with Red Hot Pokers.

      There' a red variety of Phormium too.
       
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      Herbaceous geranium. ...... Voted plant of the decade at Chelsea this year .....
       
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