Top Perennials

The best perennial plants for Perennial Meadows.

Geranium tuberosum with Euphorbia pallustris

Top Perennials

Geranium tuberosum Over time we all develop a list of plants that we know we can rely upon and which will grow well in various situations. Some designers end up using the same plants in every garden and proudly call them their signature plants! The characteristics often stated for a top perennial are not the …

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Hemerocallis dumortieri

Hemerocallis dumortieri – the earliest flowering daylily

Hemerocallis dumortieri is the earliest flowering daylily in my garden and for this reason alone it deserves our attention. Daylilies are deservedly popular as they are easily grown perennials that flower over a long summer season. In America their popularity has reached epidemic proportions with a preference for large flowered cultivars in many colours which …

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Aruncus 'Horatio'

Aruncus ‘Horatio’

In this occasional series of posts I will share with you those perennials that I can not be without. This is a goat’s beard, Aruncus, introduced by the famous German nurseryman Ernst Pagels. He once told me how, no matter how good a plant might be, he would not introduce it to the market unless …

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