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Hi All,

I'm looking for suggestions for a hardy perennial to fill a gap around 70cm wide/deep in my garden.

It's in an East facing border so gets good sun throughout the morning, with well draining loam soil. It'll be between mostly red/pink plants including a Salvia 'Hot Lips', Salvia 'Pink Lips' and a pink Dicentra.

I want something fairly tall (80-100cm) that'll complement the above colours but ideally not more red/pink.



  • PerkiPerki Posts: 2,420
    Nepata six hills giant  - Heleniums - Echincea - phlox - some Penstemons - Agastache black adder - veronica longiflora - Echinops - kniphofia - sanguisorba lots to pick from some are giants - pervoskia little spire or blue spire . There to many varieties to name them for each species.     
  • *Bump* any ideas from anyone else?

    I should probably add that it needs to be slug/snail resistant as we have lots.

  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,654
    How about Penstemon 'White Bedder' - tallish, foolproof and slugproof? or one of the dark purple ones like 'Raven' or 'Blackbird' which are taller. Would set off the reds/pinks nicely. 
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
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