Perennials for Borders by Height
Tall
Plant in the back of the border
PlantHeightBlooming Period
Delphinium3 - 5'August - September
Digitalis (Foxglove)3’June - July
Helenium3 - 4’June
Hollyhocks4 - 6’June - October
Iris (Japanese)2 - 3’July
Lilies3 - 6’June
Penstemon3 - 4’July - August
Rudbeckia (Gloriosa Daisy)4’July - Frost
Yucca4 - 6’June - July
Medium
Plant in the middle of the border
PlantHeightBlooming Period
Aquilegia (Columbine)2’May - June
Coreopsis1’June - August
Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)1’June - September
Gypsophila (Baby's Breath)2 - 3’July - September
Iris (Bearded)1’May - June
Lupine2’June - July
Lychnis (Maltese Cross)2’June - August
Poppy (Oriental)2 - 3’June - July
Peonies2 - 3’May - June
Phlox (Garden)2 - 3’July - August
Platycodon (Balloon Flower)2’July - September
Tanacetum (Painted Daisy)2 - 3’May - June
Veronica (Speedwell)2 - 3’July - September
Short
Plant in the front of the border
PlantHeightBlooming Period
Alyssum (Basket-of-Gold)12"April - May
Arabis (Rockcress)6"April - May
Armeria (Sea Pinks)12"May - August
Aster (Alpine)9"May - June
Aubrieta (Rockcress)4"April - May
Campanula carpatica6"June - October
Dianthus (Pinks)12 - 18"May - June
Phlox subulata (Creeping)4 - 6"April - May