The visitor plant is still a rhapsody and still jewel blue, just not aubrietia. (I have seen it spelt three ways aubrieta, aubretia and aubrietia- take your pick.)
Lobelia, I believe.
There will be no carpeting and perhaps no return or survival after the winter unless the days continue sublime and mild. It will be mourned when it goes with perhaps a plaque: in loving memory of my lobelia.