'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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ASTER 'Diamond Jubilee'

ASTER 'Diamond Jubilee'

Sn. Tagetes erecta 'Jubilee Diamond'! Sprays of small white daisies late summer. Sun.

90cm £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'Prairie Purple'

A lovely tall aster with masses of purple daisies on dark stems. Stunning!

NEW 1.80m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'Prairie Purple'
EUPATORIUM maculatum Atropurpureum Group 'Orchard Dene'

EUPATORIUM maculatum Atropurpureum Group 'Orchard Dene'

Good form of Joe Pye Weed. Very tall stems bear strong purple flowerheads in summer. Bees and butterflies love Eupatoriums!

AGM 1.80m £6.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Henk Gerritsen'

Small red burrs on thin stems.

1.50m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Henk Gerritsen'
SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'Ringdove'

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'Ringdove'

Pale lavender pretty flowers. Later-flowering.

AGM 1.00m £5.00

CYNARA scolymus 'Gros Camus de Bretagne'

Large silvery leaves, long stems carry edible buds in summer, then big purple thistle flowers which dry well. Good soil in sun.

1.00m £6.00

CYNARA scolymus 'Gros Camus de Bretagne'
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 £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM laeve 'Orpheus'

Stunning plant, has dark stems and leaves, then in late summer beautiful blue daisies. Tall and rangey.

1.50m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM laeve 'Orpheus'
SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Crimson Beauty'

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Crimson Beauty'

Purple-red flowers.

1.35m £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. A hybrid which appeared in John's garden, has a majestic habit, with open panicles of golden-yellow flowers on arching, thick dark stems.

2.10m £6.50

SOLIDAGO 'Dennis Strange'
ACONITUM carmichaelii (Arendsii Group) 'Cloudy'

ACONITUM carmichaelii (Arendsii Group) 'Cloudy'

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

PBR 80cm £5.00

POLYGONATUM verticillatum 'Himalayan Giant'

A robust form, with whorls of narrow leaves along tall stems, emerging purple-brown then green. Small pendulous purple-speckled white flowers, then red berries in autumn.

1.20m £5.00

POLYGONATUM verticillatum 'Himalayan Giant'
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

ASTRANTIA major ssp. involucrata 'Jumble Hole'

Large white and green flowers over a long season to November!

90cm £5.00

ASTRANTIA major ssp. involucrata 'Jumble Hole'
ACONITUM 'Blue Opal'

ACONITUM 'Blue Opal'

Rarely available! Large blue monkshood flowers on dark upright stems, August-September. All Aconitums need deep soil in sun or part shade.

1.50m £6.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Bergfreund'

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

2.00m £5.00

MOLINIA caerulea ssp. arundinacea 'Bergfreund'

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