Herbaceous Collection, Back of the Border

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General Info Wildlife Value
Shade Full Sun, Partial Shade
Area Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained
Type Pot Grown

Mix of 8 Varieties in 1 Litre Pots

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SIZES 1-2 3+
Box of 8 x 1lt Plants Out of Stock £39.96Out of Stock£36.96
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)



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Back of the Border Herbaceous Perennial Collection: 8 x 1 Litre Pots

Reach for the skies with our collection designed to create the perfect backdrop for borders. Our ready mixed range of taller perennials will provide the height and energy to your border, usually at the back with shorter perennials in front.

Browse our other herbaceous perennial collections, or all of our perennial plants.


  • 8 different perennials chosen by our garden-design experts
  • 1 Litre Pots per plant
  • Planting instructions supplied
  • Each plant should grow to half a metre or more

Our carefully curated range of tall plants, from which we choose 8 varieties per pack:

Achillea, Anemone x hybrida, Anthemis tinctoria, Aquilegia vulgaris, Aster novi-belgii, Astilbe x arendsii, Campanula medium, C. persicifolia, Centaurea dealbata, Cosmos atrosanguineus, Crocosmia, Delphinium, Digitalis, Echinacea pallida, E. purpurea, Eryngium planum, Linaria purpurea, Lobelia cardinalis, Lupinus, Lychnis coronaria, Rudbeckia fulgida, Sisyrinchium striatum, Solidago, Thalictrum aquilegiifolium, Verbascum phoeniceum, Verbena bonariensis.

Please Note: We regret we cannot accept requests for specific plants. We select a mix of the best at the time of delivery. The pictures are examples only, your mix may vary.

Growing Back of the Border Perennials

Give them plenty of space when planting, so they're seen to their full advantage and have room to bulk up in future years. Each one of our perennial collections range is designed to suit most small gardens, or decent size containers on a rooftop or patio.
Generally, they are hardy but like shelter from strong winds, and prefer moist, well-drained soil.

In Your Garden Design

So often, people forget how much space above a border there is to be grown into. It is classic design to have tall plants standing at the back of borders to draw the eye upwards, maybe to hide whatever's behind them. So think of height as much as colour when planting. To attract pollinating insects, make sure your season for flowering plants is as long as possible. Pair with our short and sweet collection to put at the front of your border and you are onto a ready-made winner.

Did You Know?

Echinaceas, which feature in the collection and are otherwise known as coneflowers, originate from the prairies, woodlands and meadows of North America. The indigenous people there knew its many medicinal uses, and of course today it is such a popular herbal supplement that you almost may as well keep your plants in the border for the butterflies, and buy the stronger extracts at your local herbalist.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)


    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)


    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)


    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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