'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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SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Barr's Pink'

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Barr's Pink'

Very large lilac-pink flowers.

1.50m £5.00

SOLIDAGO 'Foxbrook Gold'

Another selection from John Williams. These three Solidagos should be called 'The Foxbrook Series'! Floriferous, upright and free-standing. Exuberent, like John, and looks good every year with no effort! Full sun.

1.30m £5.00

SOLIDAGO 'Foxbrook Gold'
PHLOX paniculata 'Ending Blue'

PHLOX paniculata 'Ending Blue'

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

1.00m £5.00

GERANIUM psilostemon

Intense magenta flowers with a black eye. Good autumn colour.

AGM 1.20m £5.00

GERANIUM psilostemon
CLEMATIS recta 'Purpurea'

CLEMATIS recta 'Purpurea'

A huge clump of deep maroon foliage, and masses of scented white flowers all summer. Prefers full sun.

1.50m £6.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Poseidon'

Very broad leaves and chunky pink flowers. Stunning autumn colour.

2.00m £5.00

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Poseidon'
SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Barr's Violet'

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Wineflower'

Deep pink daisies.

1.30m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Wineflower'
SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Pieters'

SANGUISORBA tenuifolia 'Pieters'

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

1.20m £5.00

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'
MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Hercules'

MISCANTHUS sinensis 'Hercules'

Broad leaves with a white midrib. Strong thick stems, flowers above foliage from September-October.

2.15m - 2.40m £5.00

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

STIPA gigantea
ACANTHUS spinosus 'Royal Haughty'

ACANTHUS spinosus 'Royal Haughty'

Pale mauve flowers July-September and deeply cut leaves.

1.20m £5.00

GERANIUM 'Red Admiral'

Vivid magenta flowers, dark veins, June-September.

90cm £5.00

GERANIUM 'Red Admiral'
SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Rosa Sieger'

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Rosa Sieger'

Clear rose-pink large daisies.

AGM 1.20m £5.00

CORTADERIA richardii

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

AGM 2.50m £5.00

CORTADERIA richardii

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