'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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ACANTHUS mollis (Latifolius Group) 'Sjaak'

ACANTHUS mollis (Latifolius Group) 'Sjaak'

Large, glossy leaves and tall spires of purple and white hooded flowers late spring and summer.

2.00m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Dreadlocks'

Deep red flowers and red-flushed foliage.

1.50m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Dreadlocks'
PHLOX paniculata 'Toits de Paris'

PHLOX paniculata 'Toits de Paris'

Large scented lavender-blue dark-eyed flowers.

90cm £4.50

TETRAPANAX papyrifer 'Rex'

Dramatic architectural hardy exotic plant. Huge, almost evergreen bronzed felted leaves. Fast grower and will send out suckers. A guaranteed talking point!

3.00m £7.50

TETRAPANAX papyrifer 'Rex'
STIPA gigantea

STIPA gigantea

Dense base clump of narrow leaves and many tall stems with heads of oat-like flowers which shimmer in the sun. A feature plant throughout the summer. Moist soil in sun.

AGM 2.00m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Pieters'

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

1.20m £5.00

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Pieters'
CAMPANULA lactiflora 'Prichard's Variety'

CAMPANULA lactiflora 'Prichard's Variety'

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

AGM 75cm £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'Little Carlow'

Erect stems with large clusters of small blue flowers.

AGM 0.90m - 1.20m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'Little Carlow'
ACANTHUS spinosus 'Royal Haughty'

ACANTHUS spinosus 'Royal Haughty'

Pale mauve flowers July-September and deeply cut leaves.

1.20m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Septemberrubin'

Large rich purple-red flowers September-October.

1.30m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Septemberrubin'
SYMPHYOTRICHUM laeve 'Glow in the Dark'

SYMPHYOTRICHUM laeve 'Glow in the Dark'

Our introduction in 2010. Masses of luminous lilac-pink daisies contrast with black stems and dark foliage. A. 'Calliope' x A. 'Fellowship'.

1.20m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'Orchidee'

Masses of small white daisies September-October. Mildew-free. I think this is an HPS conservation plant.

1.20m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'Orchidee'
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

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Helen Picton'

Large, rich violet-purple flowers on a compact plant. From Paul Picton, National Collection Holder of Asters.

1.00m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Helen Picton'
SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Patricia'

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Patricia'

New this year! Given to us a few years ago by a customer, who found it as a seedling in his garden and named it in remembrance of his wife. Rose-pink daisies in a good spread of flowers. It has a good shape, and a fresh, bright appearance!

NEW 1.20m £5.00

HELENIUM 'Amber'

New introduction, has masses of amber flowers streaked with orange from late July-September. Sun.

1.50m £5.00

HELENIUM 'Amber'

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