'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

ACONITUM carmichaelii (Arendsii Group) 'Cloudy'

Large, hooded, ivory flowers smudged with violet, August-October. Worth a try!

PBR 80cm £6.50

ACONITUM carmichaelii (Arendsii Group) 'Cloudy'
PHLOX paniculata 'Reddish Hesperis'

PHLOX paniculata 'Reddish Hesperis'

Not red, but a deeper pink than 'Hesperis'.

90cm £5.00

PHLOX x arendsii 'Hesperis'

Upright sturdy stems carry large pyramidal heads of scented lilac-pink flowers.

90cm £5.00

PHLOX x arendsii 'Hesperis'
SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Barr's Blue'

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Barr's Blue'

Violet-blue flowers form September-November.

1.20m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Harrington's Pink'

Clusters of bright pink flowers. Popular at the nursery.

AGM 1.50m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Harrington's Pink'
VERBASCUM 'Christo's Yellow Lightning'

VERBASCUM 'Christo's Yellow Lightning'

From Great Dixter, this has densely-packed pale yellow flower spikes in summer above grey-green leaf rosettes. Very perennial!

AGM 2.00m £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Skyracer'

Very tall, branching stems, good autumn colour.

2.00m £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Skyracer'
ALCALTHAEA suffrutescens 'Parkallee'

ALCALTHAEA suffrutescens 'Parkallee'

Pale creamy-yellow perennial hollyhock with dark maroon stamens, flowers from June-November. Grey-green rust-free leaves!

2.40m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Skinny Fingers'

Our introduction this year! Tall, airy stems carry long, narrow, white pointy flowers touched with pink.

NEW 1.80m £5.00

SANGUISORBA 'Skinny Fingers'
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

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Cordoba'

Unusual form with gracefully curving flower stems, arching over lower planting.

1.80m £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Cordoba'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'China'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'China'

One of my favourites, with dark green foliage and stunning red flower plumes.

AGM 1.80m £6.50

PHLOX paniculata 'Ending Blue'

Lilac-pink flowers in daylight, but change to soft purple-violet in the evening. Fragrant too!

1.00m £5.00

PHLOX paniculata 'Ending Blue'
ECHINOPS ritro 'Veitch's Blue'

ECHINOPS ritro 'Veitch's Blue'

A shorter variety. Deep violet-blue globe thistle flowers from July-September. Good as a cut flower. Any soil in sun.

1.00m £5.00

SOLIDAGO 'Dennis Strange'

Named by John Williams as a tribute to his late friend Dennis, a long-time member of Warks Plant Heritage, this appeared in John's garden, has a majestic habit, with open panicles of golden-yellow flowers on arching, thick dark stems.

2.10m £5.00

SOLIDAGO 'Dennis Strange'

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