'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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CYNARA cardunculus

CYNARA cardunculus

Cardoon. Forms an epic, architectural mound of silver-grey foliage up to 1 metre long. Large, purple, thistle-like flowerheads tower above in late summer and autumn. Loves the sun.

AGM 2.50m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Pieters'

Masses of red bobble flowers on slender stems through summer. Sun.

1.20m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Pieters'
MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Skyracer'

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Skyracer'

Very tall, branching stems, good autumn colour.

2.00m £5.00

ASTRANTIA major ssp. involucrata 'Barrister'

Many creamy-white flowers with green tips. Flowers all summer.

75cm £5.00

ASTRANTIA major ssp. involucrata 'Barrister'
RUDBECKIA laciniata 'Herbstsonne'

RUDBECKIA laciniata 'Herbstsonne'

Tall upright perennial, bearing single, golden yellow flowers late summer. Great for the back of a sunny border.

AGM 2.00m £5.00

RUDBECKIA subtomentosa 'Loofahsa Wheaten Gold'

Brown-centred yellow flowers July-October on narrow, upright stems. An airy habit.

90cm £5.00

RUDBECKIA subtomentosa 'Loofahsa Wheaten Gold'
ACTAEA simplex 'Pink Spike'

ACTAEA simplex 'Pink Spike'

White flowers in autumn which quickly fade to pink . Moist soil in part shade.

90cm £5.00

PHLOX paniculata 'Reddish Hesperis'

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

90cm £5.00

PHLOX paniculata 'Reddish Hesperis'
HELENIUM 'Moerheim Beauty'

HELENIUM 'Moerheim Beauty'

Beautiful mahogany flowers on tall strong stems.

AGM 90cm £5.00

ACONITUM carmichaelii (Arendsii Group) 'Cloudy'

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

PBR 80cm £5.00

ACONITUM carmichaelii (Arendsii Group) 'Cloudy'
SANGUISORBA 'Candy Floss'

SANGUISORBA 'Candy Floss'

Our introduction in 2017! Strong grower, bolt upright, needs no staking. Bright candy-pink, broad fluffy flowers August-September, cleaner and fresher than other varieties, and repeat flowers!

1.50m £6.50

ACHILLEA filipendula 'Gold Plate'

Large, flat golden flowerheads. An old favourite. Full sun, drought tolerant.

AGM 1.20m £5.00

ACHILLEA filipendula 'Gold Plate'
MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Bergfreund'

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Bergfreund'

Short pale brown panicles on green upright stems. Shorter foliage. Deciduous.

2.00m £5.00

PHLOX paniculata 'Blue Paradise'

Large, fragrant, violet-blue flowers from July-August. Good mildew-resistance.

75cm £5.00

PHLOX paniculata 'Blue Paradise'
RODGERSIA pinnata 'Superba'

RODGERSIA pinnata 'Superba'

Bright pink flowers on dark red stems July-September, above dark green foliage. Loves moisture, even edge of pond.

AGM 1.20m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Septemberrubin'

Large rich purple-red flowers September-October.

1.30m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Septemberrubin'

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