'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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KNIPHOFIA northiae

KNIPHOFIA northiae

Giant flowerheads of pale yellow opening from red buds.

AGM 1.50m £5.00

RUDBECKIA laciniata 'Starcadia Razzle Dazzle'

Yellow flowers on a narrow clump July-September. An HPS conservation plant.

1.50m £5.00

RUDBECKIA laciniata 'Starcadia Razzle Dazzle'
SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Violetta'

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Violetta'

Dark violet flowers on open branched sprays.

1.50m £5.00

PHLOX paniculata 'Reddish Hesperis'

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

90cm £5.00

PHLOX paniculata 'Reddish Hesperis'
ACANTHUS spinosus

ACANTHUS spinosus

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

AGM 90cm £5.00

DELPHINIUM 'Raymond Lister'

Dense spires of sky blue flowers on tall stems. Sun.

AGM 1.50m £5.00

DELPHINIUM 'Raymond Lister'
HELENIUM 'Gelbe Waltraut'

HELENIUM 'Gelbe Waltraut'

Large, golden-yellow flowers July-October.

80cm £5.00

KNIPHOFIA 'Star of Baden-Baden'

Early-flowering tall variety, with green buds opening to white flowers and ageing to pale lemon. Glorious!

1.20m £5.00

KNIPHOFIA 'Star of Baden-Baden'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Red Chief'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Red Chief'

Narrow, red-tinted leaves and deep red flowers.

1.50m £5.00

ASTRANTIA major ssp. involucrata 'Moira Reid'

Large, green-tipped white flowers, flushed pink early on. Similar to 'Shaggy'.

75cm £5.00

ASTRANTIA major ssp. involucrata 'Moira Reid'
CORTADERIA richardii

CORTADERIA richardii

Pampas grass with silvery loose arching flower plumes from July-October. Nothing like the 1960s monster!

AGM 2.50m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'Ringdove'

Pale lavender pretty flowers. Later-flowering.

AGM 1.00m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'Ringdove'
EUPATORIUM maculatum Atropurpureum Group

EUPATORIUM maculatum Atropurpureum Group

Huge clusters of small purple-pink flowers on upright red stems with bright green leaves, July-September. Sun or part shade.

AGM 2.00m £5.00

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 £5.00

ERYNGIUM yuccifolium
HELENIUM 'Kupfersprudel'

HELENIUM 'Kupfersprudel'

Orange and bronze flowers.

80cm £5.00

SERRATULA bulgarica

Glossy, architectural foliage, and when established, sends up long, upright stems topped with white thistle-flowers, loved by bees, and visitors, July-October. Sun.

2.00m £5.00

SERRATULA bulgarica

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