These stalwarts of the grand herbaceous border offer structure and well-defined height. Although there are many named varieties, most are expensive and difficult to obtain. The varieties described here are raised from seed selected from the Pacific Hybrids Series of plants. They were raised decades ago in the USA, so colours may vary slightly. All bear flower spikes packed with disc-like blooms, which have buff or black centres known as ‘bees’ or ‘eyes’. The spikes tower above a mounding clump of delicately fingered, mid-green leaves.
NeedsWell-drained soil in sun
Great for Back of the border
Bees & ButterfliesBees
Care Give plants rich, deep, well-dug soil and add manure to get the best results. Protect from slugs
Good with other tall plants such as Aconitum, Alcea (Hollyhock) and Lupinus (Lupin)