This is where to look for all those lipped herbs like Mint and Thyme and all their flowery cousins, the sages. Also in here are Verbena, Digitalis, Acanthus and Penstemon amongst others.

Acanthus spinosus

Acanthus spinosus

This is the only Genus we grow that belongs to the Acanthaceae. There are  lot of species, mostly represented in the tropics with shrubby members, but we only usually see the herbaceous species here in Britain.

Acanthus Compared
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Acanthus dioscoridis
Incarvillea olgae

Incarvillea olgae

Bignoniaceae

Lamium orvala

Lamium orvala

Lamiaceae (Labiatae) – the Deadnettle Family

Salvia, Nepeta and Agastache
Botanical Style Photographs
Agastache 'Summer Sunset'
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Ajuga reptans 'Braunherz'
Lavandula 'Munstead'
Salvia, Nepeta and Agastache
Botanical Style Photographs
Nepeta sibirica 'Souvenir d'Andre Chaudron'