'A Selection of Back of Border Plants' available from Avondale Nursery

A Selection of Back of Border Plants

These are self-supporting tall plants, topped with flowers. They can be used for screening or hiding unsightly features. Choose plants of differing heights to vary the gradient of the border.

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ARUNDO donax

ARUNDO donax

Giant reed, growing up to 10ft high! Grey-green leaves. Needs a warm spot in moist soil.

3.00m £7.50

ERYNGIUM yuccifolium

Evergreen, with strap-shaped leaves and, in midsummer, tall branching spikes of creamy-green flower clusters. Adds interest over the winter months.

1.80m £6.50

ERYNGIUM yuccifolium
CIRSIUM rivulare 'Trevor's Felley Find’

CIRSIUM rivulare 'Trevor's Felley Find’

Another great plant from Trevor Edwards, also called ‘Trevor’s Blue Wonder’, a fabulous tall ornamental thistle with rich blue-purple flowerheads on silver-purple stems mid-late summer. Full sun in rich soil.

PBR 1.20m £6.50

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Red Chief'

Narrow, red-tinted leaves and deep red flowers.

1.50m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Red Chief'
PHLOX paniculata 'Starfire'

PHLOX paniculata 'Starfire'

Shocking pink flowers on black stems, and maroon-tinged green leaves.

AGM 80cm £5.00

HELENIUM 'Zimbelstern'

Yellow flowers with an orange hue. Wide petals.

1.00m £5.00

HELENIUM 'Zimbelstern'
SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Red Cloud'

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Red Cloud'

Pale purple-pink flowers September-October.

1.50m £5.00

ACANTHUS spinosus

Glossy, spiky leaves. Purple-hooded, white-lipped flowers. Very architectural!

AGM 90cm £6.00

ACANTHUS spinosus
LIGULARIA 'The Rocket'

LIGULARIA 'The Rocket'

Long black stems and dramatic toothed foliage. Slender racemes of yellow flowers July-August. Moist soil in sun.

AGM 1.80m £6.00

SANGUISORBA 'Pink September'

Bigger and better flowers than 'Big Pink'. Lots of stems closely grouped. Stands well. New in 2013 from us.

2.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Pink September'
RUDBECKIA laciniata 'Hortensia'

RUDBECKIA laciniata 'Hortensia'

Very tall stems bear double, bright golden-yellow flowers. Vigorous.

1.50m £5.00

GERANIUM 'Red Admiral'

Vivid magenta flowers, dark veins, June-September.

90cm £5.00

GERANIUM 'Red Admiral'
PHLOX paniculata 'Bosvigo Pink'

PHLOX paniculata 'Bosvigo Pink'

Large pink flowers with a white centre in summer. Good soil in sun or part shade.

1.20m £5.00

HELENIUM 'Gelbe Waltraut'

Large, golden-yellow flowers July-October.

80cm £5.00

HELENIUM 'Gelbe Waltraut'
EUPHORBIA characias ssp. wulfenii 'Thelma's Giant'

EUPHORBIA characias ssp. wulfenii 'Thelma's Giant'

A good form, one of the largest.

1.50m £5.00

CAMPANULA lactiflora 'Prichard's Variety'

Dark violet bellflowers held in trusses through summer. Sun or part shade in moist soil.

AGM 75cm £5.00

CAMPANULA lactiflora 'Prichard's Variety'

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