Candytuft is a favourite with them along with the centaureas known as knapweed and sweet sultan
Really hot things up in the garden with the multi-coloured Trailing Verbena collection, add a touch of spice with Sweet Sultan
, or opt for all things bright and beautiful with the new Anagallis Monellii Skylover, which has striking pink centres to the blue, saucer-shaped flowers.
Suitable flowers include nasturtiums, sweet sultan
, mignonette (lovely perfume), marigolds, salpiglossis, poached egg flower, annual gypsophila, clarkia, bartonia, alyssum, annual candytuft, scarlet flax, and night- scented stock.
EMILY DICKINSON inhabited a world of daisies, calla lilies, bourbon roses, sweet sultans, and verbena (among other flowers), not only in her symbolic use of such flowers in her poetry, but literally, as a horticulturalist who spent many hours cultivating her garden.
In lyrical words, reminiscent of William Luce's famous play about Emily Dickinson, The Belle of Amherst, Farr writes: "Her neighbors recalled glimpsing a white figure, slightly illuminated by lantern light, kneeling in the darkness above her lobelia and sweet sultans.