Herbaceous Collection, Back of the Border
Mix of 6 VarietiesPot Grown Herbaceous Perennials
- Ideal for the back of the border!
- Chosen by our garden design experts.
- 9cm Pots
Back of the Border Herbaceous Perennial Collection: 6 x 9cm 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.
- 6 different perennials chosen by our garden-design experts
- 9cm Pots per plant
- Each plant should grow to half a metre or more
Our carefully-curated range of tall perennial plants includes, but is not limited to, the following:
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.