Creating stunning borders is the highlight of having a garden. Seeing them in full bloom is what makes the hours of

How to Create a Herbaceous Border on a Budget

Creating stunning borders is the highlight of having a garden. Seeing them in full bloom is what makes the hours of

Herbaceous border at Oxford University. Pic credit: Timothy Walker

Herbaceous border at Oxford University. Pic credit: Timothy Walker

Perennial growing height is important. Taller plants for the back of the border include Lillies, Acanthus, Delphiniums, Lavatera (Tree Mallow), Echinops (Globe Thistle) and Red Hot Pokers. Hollyhocks and Foxgloves give a real cottage garden look to your borders.

How to: plant a herbaceous perennial border

Perennial growing height is important. Taller plants for the back of the border include Lillies, Acanthus, Delphiniums, Lavatera (Tree Mallow), Echinops (Globe Thistle) and Red Hot Pokers. Hollyhocks and Foxgloves give a real cottage garden look to your borders.

Stunning colourful garden border

How to Create a Herbaceous Border on a Budget

Stunning colourful garden border

Verbena and Cosmos. Verbena bonariensis, flowering season August-October. Likes the sun.

Verbena and Cosmos. Verbena bonariensis, flowering season August-October. Likes the sun.

Herbaceous border with pink, blue and white colour scheme. Salvia sclarea var. turkestanica, Clematis recta, Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant', Delphiniums, Veronica spictum, Magnolia x loebneri.

Herbaceous border with pink, blue and white colour scheme. Salvia sclarea var. turkestanica, Clematis recta, Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant', Delphiniums, Veronica spictum, Magnolia x loebneri.

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.

GAP Photos - Garden & Plant Picture Library - Herbaceous border, backed by a Taxus - Yew hedge planted in the 19th Century. Between the beds are Yew finials designed by Rowland Egerton-Warburton and planted in 1856 - Arley Hall and gardens, early July - GAP Photos - Specialising in horticultural photography

GAP Photos - Garden & Plant Picture Library - Herbaceous border, backed by a Taxus - Yew hedge planted in the 19th Century. Between the beds are Yew finials designed by Rowland Egerton-Warburton and planted in 1856 - Arley Hall and gardens, early July - GAP Photos - Specialising in horticultural photography

Full, bright border with contrasting colours

How to Create a Herbaceous Border on a Budget

Full, bright border with contrasting colours

A friends beautiful herbaceous border

A friends beautiful herbaceous border

Herbaceous borders on a budget!- quick growing perennials- evergreen options for garden anchors

How to Create a Herbaceous Border on a Budget

Herbaceous borders on a budget!- quick growing perennials- evergreen options for garden anchors

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….

What to do with a blank backyard or balcony?  The options are interesting. Photo: Levens Hall

What to do with a blank backyard or balcony? The options are interesting. Photo: Levens Hall

Out wandering around the chateau, because, let's face it. Madeline MEANDERS.

Out wandering around the chateau, because, let's face it. Madeline MEANDERS.

The silver-blue petals and thistlelike foliage of sea holly (shown here with bright green dill) stand almost hip-high in the flowerbed. This ghostly giant is a biennial, and the plant readily reseeds itself. Grows comfortably in Zones 5-8.

The silver-blue petals and thistlelike foliage of sea holly (shown here with bright green dill) stand almost hip-high in the flowerbed. This ghostly giant is a biennial, and the plant readily reseeds itself. Grows comfortably in Zones 5-8.

Allium White Giant. Robust, Frost Hardy, clump forming perennial. Thrives best in half to full sun, with well-drained soil. This giant Allium grows to a magnificent 150cm, (4-5ft). They look fantastic on their own or in the herbaceous border. Another plant that can be grown with these, that flowers at the same height is the Allium Gigantuem also the Eremurus (foxtail lilies) as they flower at the same time, these plants together can produce a magnificent display. All Allium are very easy to…

Allium White Giant. Robust, Frost Hardy, clump forming perennial. Thrives best in half to full sun, with well-drained soil. This giant Allium grows to a magnificent 150cm, (4-5ft). They look fantastic on their own or in the herbaceous border. Another plant that can be grown with these, that flowers at the same height is the Allium Gigantuem also the Eremurus (foxtail lilies) as they flower at the same time, these plants together can produce a magnificent display. All Allium are very easy to…

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