Planning Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Newbury, Ne
Question by goldst477
February 11, 2010
My thoughts are to plant tall flowering plants towards the back, followed by some not growing as high and then another level and maybe another. The longer they flower the better. Height, I'm thinking 3 to 4' for the back row.
My question is which flowering plants grow tall an step down from there?
Thank you for your quick responses.

Bert


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Answer from NGA
February 11, 2010

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Sounds like a great plan! Here are some sun loving perennials to consider (I've included the mature heights and the flowering season so you can choose the best for the look you want):
Achillea (Yarrow), summer, (yellow, pink, orange, red), 2? ? 4?; Anemone (Windflower), spring/summer (blue, purple, pink, white, red) 1? ? 5?; Artemisia (Wormwood, Dusty Miller), summer (silver-gray foliage) 2? ? 5?; Aruncus (Goatsbeard), summer (white) 4? ? 6?; Aster (Hardy Aster), summer/fall (pink, purple) 1? ? 4?; Baptisia (False Indigo), spring/summer (blue, purple) 3? ? 4?;
Centaurea (Cornflower), (pink, purple, blue, white, yellow) 2? ? 4?; Coreopsis (Tickseed), summer (yellow, pink) 1? ? 2?; Delphinium (Larkspur), spring/summer (blue, purple, white, yellow) 3? ? 8?; Dianthus (Carnation, Pink), summer (pink, red, white) 6? ? 12?; Echinacea (Coneflower), summer (purple, pink, white) 2? ? 4?;
Echinops (Globe Thistle), summer (blue, purple) 2? ? 3?; Euphorbia (Spurge), spring (yellow, orange) 2? ? 4?; Gaillardia (Blanket Flower), summer (red, red-yellow) 1?l
Gaura (Gaura), summer (white, pink) 3? ? 4?; Helenium (Sneezeweed), summer/fall (yellow, orange) 3? ? 5?; Helianthus (Sunflower), summer/fall (yellow) 3? ? 12?;
Hemerocallis (Daylily), summer (yellow, orange, red, pink) 1? ? 3?; Iris (Iris),
summer (purple, white, yellow, pink, orange) 1? ? 5?; Liatris (Gayfeather), summer/fall (purple, white) 3? ? 5?; Lupinus (Lupine, Bluebonnet), summer (many colors) 3? ? 4?; Lychnis (Campion, Maltese Cross), summer (red, pink, white) 3? ? 5?
Monarda (Wild Bergamot, Beebalm), summer (pink, white, purple, red) 2? ? 3?; Nepeta (Catnip, Catmint), summer (purple-blue) 1? ? 3?; Oenothera (Evening Primrose, Sundrops), summer (yellow, pink, white) 6? ? 18?; Paeonia (Peony), spring/summer (pink, white, red) 1 ?? ? 3?; Papaver (Poppy), spring/summer (red, pink, white, orange) 2? ? 4?; Penstemon (Beard Tongue), spring/summer (white, pink, purple, red) 2? ? 4'; Phlox Paniculata (Garden Phlox), summer/fall (pink, purple, white) 2? ? 5?; Phlox Subulata (Moss Phlox), spring (pink, white, blue) 4? ? 6?; Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan, Coneflower), summer/fall (yellow-orange) 2? ? 5?; Sedum (Stonecrop), summer (yellow, white, red, pink) 2? ? 12?; Verbena (Vervain), summer (pink, purple, white, red) 2? ? 12"; Veronica (Speedwell), spring/summer (blue, purple, pink, white) 1? ? 3?. Have fun with your design!

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