Tall Perennial Plants
If your beds are lacking height, you need tall perennial plants! Growing up to 2m in some cases, these striking plants create a colourful backdrop to any floral display, helping you make the most of your vertical space even in a small garden. Tall perennials look fantastic contrasted with green foliage, in a layered herbaceous border or in containers on their own.
Cottage Garden Style
The Cottage Garden aesthetic is all about wild beauty and contrasting colours. For this theme Hollyhocks, Lupins and Delphiniums are practically compulsory. Team these towering plants with Poppies, Penstemons, Peonies and Echinacea to complete the look - bees and butterflies will love you for it.
Colourblocking is the art of using plants in variations of the same colour to create a coordinated and contemporary looking display. The key is including different heights, textures and shapes. For a stylish white theme, use Delphinium, Lupin, "https://www.rootsplants.co.uk/products/50cm-peony-krinkled-white-3l-pot">Peony, Aubrieta and Acanthus. Alternatively, go bold with reds or blues! This look is particularly effective alongside paths, where it creates an illusion of space.
The Tallest Tall Perennials
The world record for a Hollyhock is 13ft (almost 4 metres) tall. Although we can’t guarantee your plants will reach that height, if you’re seeking the tallest perennials, look no further. Hollyhocks usually reach 1-1.5m, with Delphiniums a close second at 1m. Almost reaching the dizzy heights are Lupins (90cm) and Penstemons (75cm), all of them perfect for growing next to walls or fences. If you do raise a record breaker, send us a picture!
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