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  • Vibrant border collection

Vibrant border collection

Vibrant border collection

border collection £17.00
border collection £17.00
3 border collections £51.00 £34.00
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August and September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Instill a fresh contemporary feel with the perennials that make up this eye-catching collection. When planted in a sunny spot, they will offer vibrant colour from midsummer - as well as attracting beneficial insects. Each Collection contains one of each of the following plants, all supplied in 9cm pots.

  • Helenium 'Waltraut': Sprays of bronze-orange daisy-like flowers up to 8cm (3in) across splashed with yellow and with prominent, disk-like centres appear from August to September. This robust, upright perennial looks wonderful planted in bold drifts in a sunny moist but well-drained spot. Providing a splash of colour when many other perennials are starting to fade, it makes a wonderful companion for ornamental grasses and yellow, white or earth-toned flowers. Bees and butterflies love it and it makes an excellent cut flower, too. Grows to 1 m.
  • Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Amethyst': Easily recognised by their ruff of spiky bracts surrounding a prominent, cone-like centre of tiny flowers, sea hollies make a bold statement in a sunny border or gravel garden. This variety has deeply cut, deep blue bracts held on stiff, blue stems in July and August. The attractive, dark green, marbled foliage, which appears before the flowers, is shown off to best effect planted in gravel. Or try it in bold clumps among grasses. Eryngiums are also perfect for use in dried flower arrangements. Grows to 55cm.
  • Achillea 'Taygetea': One of the smallest of the achilleas, this grows to only 60cm so is perfect for the front of the border. The flowers come in flattened clusters from 5 - 10cm across and are a pale creamy-yellow. They are produced in mid and late summer and are held on gently branching stems above the greyish-green leaves. Yarrows are generally happier in hot, dry spots, but 'Taygetea' copes better than the others with more moisture. Plant it with grasses for a wild looking, prairie border, or fit it in with other summer flowering perennials for a long season of colour. Grows to 60cm.