Perennial plants for the middle of a border
There are many aspects to a great border, but you could say that the plants in the middle of the border make the most impact. These plants often have clump-forming habits, tall stems and large, colourful flowers to stand out amongst the front and back of border plants.
You’ll be pleased to know that many of the plants in this collection are wildlife attracting plants. This means that your borders will buzz with both colour and pollinator activity year on year, benefiting both your garden and the environment.
To help make your border plant decisions easier, you can view our user-friendly Perennial Plants Flowering Times Guide chart, which displays popular perennials in a month by month calendar view.
Top plants for the middle of a border
Aster - These daisy-like perennials bring so much joy to borders. Bringing plenty of colour to the garden when other plants may be fading, Asters create a fantastic display when watered well and planted in a sunny border. They also work very well as cut flowers.
Agastache - Producing tall spires that bloom all season, Agastache is a drought-tolerant, low-maintenance perennial that comes in a variety of colours, although the most common is a Lavender-like purple.
Cosmos - One of the easiest plants to grow for a perennial border, Cosmos are ideal cottage garden plants and will pair with just about anything. They produce beautiful, goblet-like flowerheads in a broad range of shades on long stems, bringing colour and movement to your borders.
You may also be interested in Suttons perennial front of border plants and perennial back of border plants.