I can't let May go by without posting about my favourite plant of the month - bergenia! This is one tough, beautiful plant. It was one of the few perennials left growing in the neglected, overgrown garden I inherited when.
Veronica spicata Glory Royal Candles (Spiked speedwell) - Perennial - Zones Height in. Deep blue-purple spikes are decidedly upright and plentiful in summer. This variety is compact and slowly spreading.