Key plants in the bright border

If you read my earlier post, The Big Bang: the making of a bright border, these are the key plants that make up the display.

First there are the tulips: ‘Couleur Cardinal’, ‘Antraciet’, ‘Ballerina’ and ‘Purple Flame’. They are accompanied by Euphorbia griffithii ‘Fireglow’ and Geum ‘Hilltop Beacon’ and new spikes of hemerocallis and crocosmia.

Then there’s Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ with Lupinus ‘Gallery Red’ and Geum ‘Hilltop Beauty’ and peonies ‘Karl Rosenfield’, ‘Kansas’ and ‘Inspecteur Lavergne’.

Rosa ‘Summer Song’, ‘Thomas a Beckett’ and ‘Benjamin Britten’ are accompanied by Lychnis coronaria, hardy geraniums ‘Orion’ and ‘Brookside’ and Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’.

Rosa 'Summer Song' and Lychnis coronaria

Lychnis coronaria, Phlox paniculata ‘Starburst’, ‘Coral Flame’ and ‘Purple Flame’, Hemerocallis ‘Bonanza’ and ‘Flore Pleno’ are the stars of July.

Hemerocallis 'Bonanza' (3)Lychnis coronaria with Geum 'Hilltop Beacon'

Then the late-flowering perennials see out the summer. There’s Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty’, (confession here about helenium, We’re on a break.), Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ and the buddleias, ‘Royal Red’ and ‘Black Knight’.

Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'

Crocosmia 'Lucifer' (4)

Buddleia davidii 'Royal Red'Buddlea davidii 'Black Knight'

Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' with Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'

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