What new plants for next year?

VerdunVerdun Posts: 23,348
I've ordered heleniums, couple more agastaches and veronicastrum for next year. No experience of heleniums or veronicastrum though so open to advice. What plants are members thinking of trying themselves, or maybe plant combinations, for next spring or summer?
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,692

    Hello image I'm planning a new bed in our front garden so am looking for lots of interesting plant combinations.  I've seen a lovely acid yellow kniphofia and I think it would look amazing against Nepeta Six Hills Giant or similar - but I've yet to identify the kniphofia. 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • LowennaLowenna Posts: 88

    I have just bought some aconitums. I have never grown these before, but saw some last week at a local NT garden and just had to have some image

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,095

    I love heleniums, here is a site devoted to them www.helenium.net/. I met veronicastrum for the first time 2 years ago and bought some to plant in the back of my herbaceous border. I hardly noticed it last year and forgot it was there, but this year there were these beautiful delicate spires, a lovely surprise. I'm a bit of a plantaholic, lucky I have a big garden, and when I visit gardens when on holiday I buy  a few plants to remind me of that holiday. They don't always survive, like the dark red pittospormum from the Eden Project, but often they do. I have a lovely red alstromeria from Cornwall which looked too exotic to survive, but it's still there. I bought several veronicas when in South East England last year, the blue is amazing. I love Aconites, but am a bit wary as they are so poisonous.

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,820

    I love blue and yellow combinations. I have Rose Daid Austin in a small bed with geranium 'Johnsons Blue', centaura, chinodoxa(I hope), bluey/mauve aquilegia and of course forget-me-nots.

    I visited agarden near here called Hampton Court House (not Pl=alace) and their long borders are all blue and yellow - amazing

    I have looked at veronicastrum for my new border, so will look forward to other comments.

    in fact I am hoping to use stipa tenissima with Drumstick alliums for early interest.

    Heleniums I have just putin and let them get on with it

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,820

    I also thought I would give Stokesia a go. Saw some in a garden centre and was very taken with them. It's a case of fitting everything in and leaving growing space.

    i have arough paper plan for new area but keep seeing other plants I like. Currently in garage is a large octopus of eremurus root. The bed is still not ready and am after ideas of how to keep it until I can plant it. Have had some suggestions.

    Bjay

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