Both the aconitum and the rose-leaf sage can bring a touch of late colour to the garden as most other flowers have gone past their best. Between them, they can keep a border fresh for a few more weeks. They can be used individually and do not have to be close by each other but they work well as a combination too.

The blue flower is a form of aconitum or monkshood, while the pink-purple is a salvia called a rose-leaf sage.