'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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HELIANTHUS 'Dorian Roxburgh'

HELIANTHUS 'Dorian Roxburgh'

Much requested in our garden. Two rows of creamy-yellow petals with a yellow and black centre, flowers August-October. Doesn't run. Sunny position.

1.80m £5.00

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

CYNARA cardunculus
SANGUISORBA 'Pink September'

SANGUISORBA 'Pink September'

Bigger and better flowers than 'Big Pink'. Lots of stems closely grouped. Stands well. New in 2013 from us.

2.00m £5.00

PHLOX paniculata 'Bosvigo Pink'

Large pink flowers with a white centre in summer. Good soil in sun or part shade.

1.20m £5.00

PHLOX paniculata 'Bosvigo Pink'
SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'Diamond Jubilee'

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'Diamond Jubilee'

Sprays of small white daisies late summer. Sun.

90cm £5.00

HELENIUM 'Gartensonne'

Bright yellow flowers with a lemon-yellow reverse on tall stems. Sun.

AGM 1.50m £5.00

HELENIUM 'Gartensonne'
DELPHINIUM 'Finsteraarhorn'

DELPHINIUM 'Finsteraarhorn'

Much admired in our garden. Vivid blue flowers with a dark brown bee.

1.50m £5.00

PHLOX paniculata 'Alba Grandiflora'

Border phlox with conical heads of white flowers. Sun or part shade.

AGM 1.00m £5.00

PHLOX paniculata 'Alba Grandiflora'
ACANTHUS spinosus

ACANTHUS spinosus

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

AGM 90cm £6.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Rubinschatz'

Deep pink daisies.

1.30m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM novae-angliae 'Rubinschatz'
MONARDA 'Squaw'

MONARDA 'Squaw'

Narrow-petalled, tufted red flowers July-September. Leave monarda stems after flowering, look great all winter!

AGM 1.00m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'Nineteen'

Sprays of small lilac daisies September-November, on maroon stems and dark foliage. Sun.

1.20m £5.00

SYMPHYOTRICHUM 'Nineteen'
CYNARA scolymus 'Gros Camus de Bretagne'

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

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 £6.50

ERYNGIUM yuccifolium
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 novae-angliae 'Barr's Violet'

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