Herbaceous Perennials instead of Bedding Plants

A feature bed, central to a wide forecourt. The box border is a bit large and we will potentially reduce it at some point, but the immidate question was how to ‘decorate’ it?

A seasonal change of tradtional bedding wasnt fancied aboth aesthetically and financially so we decided to plant perennials and roses (Queen of Sweden a current favourite).

Hotter Heleniums and Rudbeckias will replace the Salvias as the summer progresses.


In time the tender Salvias will probably be replaced by some winter perennials. Which grasses to fit in? Not a big space  – maybe Stipa tenuissiama but also if not too big, Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Overdam’ may be suitable. Work in progress.








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