Verbena bonariensis. Herbaceous perennial. Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Flowers in summer and autumn.

Verbena bonariensis. Herbaceous perennial. Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Flowers in summer and autumn.

Trollius ledebouri "Lemon Queen" Herbaceous Perennial has lemon-yellow double flowers and a nice compact habit. Sometimes called Buttercups, these grow well in a sunny or part-shaded border, also at the edge of a moist woodland. Flowers will last a few days when cut.  Flowering Time Spring, Summer. Sun or Partial Shade. Height 50-60cm (20-24) Spread 45-60cm (18-24") Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Moist Soil, Pest Resistant. Type of garden Cottage Garden, Wildflower Garden, Woodland Garden

Trollius ledebouri "Lemon Queen" Herbaceous Perennial has lemon-yellow double flowers and a nice compact habit. Sometimes called Buttercups, these grow well in a sunny or part-shaded border, also at the edge of a moist woodland. Flowers will last a few days when cut. Flowering Time Spring, Summer. Sun or Partial Shade. Height 50-60cm (20-24) Spread 45-60cm (18-24") Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Moist Soil, Pest Resistant. Type of garden Cottage Garden, Wildflower Garden, Woodland Garden

Globe thistle is a fabulous, weirdly scultural plant that we don't see a lot of. Check out that steel blue color! Echinops ritro - globe thistle

Globe thistle is a fabulous, weirdly scultural plant that we don't see a lot of. Check out that steel blue color! Echinops ritro - globe thistle

Bergamot (bee balm) is great for bees and hummingbirds. Quick spreader and self-seeder so plant in a container.

Bergamot (bee balm) is great for bees and hummingbirds. Quick spreader and self-seeder so plant in a container.

Acanthus spinosus is an herbaceous perennial.  There are other species but this is my favourite as I prefer it's more dissected, thistle-like leaves.  A mature clump in flower is an impressive site.  Scroll down this board for further details.

Acanthus spinosus is an herbaceous perennial. There are other species but this is my favourite as I prefer it's more dissected, thistle-like leaves. A mature clump in flower is an impressive site. Scroll down this board for further details.

Walled English herbaceous garden border - great use of height at the back

How to: plant a herbaceous perennial border

Monet used masses of flowers in bold or contrasting colors for impact. Tall…

How to: plant a herbaceous perennial border

Delicate blooms in pink, white, and purple nearly cover the antique urn in this English garden at Wollerton Old Hall. Photo by Clive Nichols Garden Photography.

How to: plant a herbaceous perennial border

Delicate blooms in pink, white, and purple nearly cover the antique urn in this English garden at Wollerton Old Hall. Photo by Clive Nichols Garden Photography.

Angelica sylvestris Ebony Superior    By far the darkest of the Angelica's we have trialed here, this perennial forms a rosette of near black delicately divided foliage. During early Summer, dark flower stems carry broad umbels of purple buds, which open to soft pink. A dramatic plant, much loved by Diggers staff, as it flowered in our trial gardens. Perfect to plant amongst feathery grasses and hazy perennials.

Angelica sylvestris Ebony Superior By far the darkest of the Angelica's we have trialed here, this perennial forms a rosette of near black delicately divided foliage. During early Summer, dark flower stems carry broad umbels of purple buds, which open to soft pink. A dramatic plant, much loved by Diggers staff, as it flowered in our trial gardens. Perfect to plant amongst feathery grasses and hazy perennials.

Veronicastrum virginicum album. A couple of clumps of this at the back of the border would be dramatic. There is also a purple one….

Veronicastrum virginicum album. A couple of clumps of this at the back of the border would be dramatic. There is also a purple one….

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