What are the best flowers for a border?

What are the best flowers for a border?

Below is our list of the top 10 border perennials you can plant that will come back year after year to have an absolutely stunning landscape.

  • Plumbago.
  • Stokes’ asters.
  • Lungworts.
  • Astilbes.
  • Heucherellas.
  • Snowdrop Anemones.
  • Goldenrod.
  • Catmints. Catmints, also called Nepeta, are very easy to grow and make excellent border flowers.

What plants are best for borders?

Best plants for narrow borders

  • Espalier trees. Espalier, fan and cordon-trained trees are a great option for narrow borders.
  • Bearded iris. Bearded iris take up very little room and will thrive in a hot, sunny border.
  • Libertia.
  • Honeysuckle.
  • Erigeron.
  • Lavender.
  • Ferns.
  • Japanese anemones.

How do you arrange plants in a border?

The easiest and most visually effective way to arrange plants is in layers, with borders backed by walls or fences, tall shrubs, tree borders, bamboo and lofty grasses first. Place roses, smaller shrubs, mid-sized perennials and ornamental grasses in the middle.

How do you plant low maintenance borders?

Low maintenance garden border ideas – 10 easy-care methods

  1. Follow the rule ‘right plant, right place’
  2. Include resilient plants.
  3. Choose low maintenance planting.
  4. Add a backbone of evergreens.
  5. Use edging for tidy borders.
  6. Mulch the low maintenance garden beds.
  7. Add bulbs for seasonal interest.
  8. Keep a hands-off approach.

What can I plant in the middle of a border?

Elegant and airy, thalictrums are unfussy plants with starburst flowers.

  • Echinaceas. Bright-pink echineceas.
  • Thalictrums. Light-purple, starry thalictrum flowers.
  • Euphorbias. Tall spires of lime-green euphorbia flowers.
  • Clematis. Purple clematis growing up an obelsik.
  • Salvias.
  • Monarda.
  • Dahlias.
  • Phlomis.

What can I plant next to my house foundation?

10 Easy Foundation Plants for the Front of Your House

  1. Stonecrop.
  2. Catmint.
  3. Hosta.
  4. Ornamental Onion.
  5. Globe Arborvitae.
  6. Juniper.
  7. Panicle Hydrangea.
  8. Switch Grass.

What should I plant between sidewalk and fence?


  • Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge)
  • Fragaria virginiana (Virginia strawberry)
  • Coreopsis lanceolata (lanceleaf tickseed)
  • Geranium maculatum (spotted geranium)
  • Geum triflorum (old man’s whiskers)
  • Heuchera richardsonii (Richardson’s alumroot)
  • Phlox pilosa (downy phlox)

What flower lasts all year?

Year-Round Flowers Few flowers can withstand the warm summer months and the cold that winter brings. Knowing which varieties can endure it all will allow you to decorate your garden all year long. Asters last throughout the year. Chrysanthemums are one of the most common year-round flowers.

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