Perennials for the backs of borders:
you use a tall perennial for the back of your garden border you create a
look of permanence and their majestic size catches the eye. Some tall
perennials such as one of my favorites the delphinium will require
support in order to avoid being knocked flat by the wind. Delphiniums
like rich and deep soils.
Rudbeckia is a
strong growing plant with bright yellow double flowers and a green
centre that appears among the leafy green foliage from late summer into
Perennials as Specimen Plants:
A specimen plant is a plant that is so striking that it can stand alone as a special feature in your garden.
Ornamental Rhubarb (Rheum plamatum) is a large, lobed leave plant that displays brilliant heads or crimson flowers in early summer.
Perennials as groundcover:
is no reason to leave bare spot sin your garden when there are so many
perennials available that make ideal groundcover. The hosta not only
provides groundcover and beautiful foliage but enjoys the shade and will
produce flowers in summer.
If you are seeking a native plant,, then depending upon your location the wood anemone or Anemone nemorosa is ideal. This plant will form a carpet of ferny leaves and star-shaped flowers in the spring.