|Achillia millefolium (varieties)|
Mid summer onwards we have a lots of tall perennials flowering like spikes or candles at the back of the border. Many of perennials in the asteraceae family, the daisy group make a wonderful show of colour now such as the echinacea, leucanthemum daisys, asters, helleniums (below), achillia (pictured above) and rudbeckia to name a few.
|Hellenium Morheim Beauty|
A reliable old favourite a daisy in a rich coppery colour. This flowers into autumn.
|Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'|
Echinacea is simply a wonderful flower for wildlife as the cone makes a perfect landing platform
|Echincea butterfly 'Cleopatra'|
|Verconicastrum virginicum 'Facination'|
|Campanula latifolia Prichards Variety|
Another great plant for sun or part shade. Probably best suits mid border planting. Self supporting and and long flowering if you snip back any fading flower heads to the up and coming new shoots lower down the stem.
|Anemone Wild Swan|
|Leucanthemum xsuperbum |
|Scabious Flutter Rose Pink|
Above we have the perfect blues. Lavender,agapanthus and Salvia nemorosa Caradonna. I love this combination. All can equally go in easy perennial containers. I have many pots of agapanthus as they thrive on neglect which is what happens to the garden of a Nursery owner who has very little time for their own garden! These all appreciation sunny positions and well drained soil.
|Phlox paniculata Light Blue|
|Dianthus barbatus Monksilver Black|
|Geranium Orkney Cherry|