What shrubs are best for borders?

Use these attractive, easy-to-grow border plants to define your lawn and landscape edges naturally.

  • The Perfect Plants for Lining Your Path or Garden.
  • Monkey Grass (Liriope muscari)
  • Autumn Fern (Dryopteris erythrosora)
  • Hosta (Hosta spp.)
  • Coral Bells (Heuchera spp.)
  • Mop Head Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)

What can I plant around my patio border?

Small-space patio border plant list

  1. A) Boxwood (Buxus ‘Green Velvet’) Type Shrub Blooms Evergreen foliage Light Full sun to part shade Size 24 to 36 in.
  2. B) Zinnia (Zinnia Profusion Mix)
  3. C) Mealycup sage (Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria’)
  4. D) Celosia (Celosia argentea cristata ‘Prestige Scarlet’)

What flowers are best for borders?

7 Plants to Use for Borders

  1. Tricolor Sage. This perennial herb is just gorgeous!
  2. Nasturtiums. I plant plenty of nasturtiums every year.
  3. Moss Phlox. Moss phlox is such a low-maintenance plant.
  4. Laguna™ Sky Blue Lobelia.
  5. Goldilocks Rocks® Bidens.
  6. Sweet Alyssum.
  7. Lemon Ball Stonecrop.

What are the best low-growing perennials?

11 Low-Growing Perennials For Borders, Walkways, and Filling in Spaces

  • Moss Phlox (Phlox subulata)
  • Eastern Pasque Flower (Pulsatilla patens)
  • Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
  • Pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia)
  • Rose Vervain (Glandularia canadensis)
  • Stonecrop (Sedum sp.)
  • Perennial Pinks (Dianthus sp.)

How do you arrange plants in a border?

The easiest and most visually effective way to arrange plants is in layers, with borders backed by walls or fences, tall shrubs, tree borders, bamboo and lofty grasses first. Place roses, smaller shrubs, mid-sized perennials and ornamental grasses in the middle.

Is there a plant that blooms all year?

Not many perennials have won over gardeners and nature lovers the way coneflowers have. Easy to grow and available in lots of colors and sizes, they’re a delight year-round, with summer and fall flowers—in purple, orange, red, white and green—on 2- to 5-foot-tall stems, and seedpods for winter interest.

What are the best low maintenance plants?

I’m talking so low-maintenance that they’ll laugh in the face of your neglect.

  • Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis miller)
  • ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
  • Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
  • Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
  • Cast iron plant (Aspidistra elatior)
  • Succulents (multiple families)
  • Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

What plants are best for a garden border?

Best plants for narrow borders

  • Espalier trees. Espalier, fan and cordon-trained trees are a great option for narrow borders.
  • Bearded iris. Bearded iris take up very little room and will thrive in a hot, sunny border.
  • Libertia.
  • Honeysuckle.
  • Erigeron.
  • Lavender.
  • Ferns.
  • Japanese anemones.

What are the best border plants?

Geranium nodosum,with its pretty,pale lilac-blue flowers,makes a good filler plant at the front of a border

  • Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ looks great planted in pockets and adds height and movement
  • Liriope muscari – the lily turf has lovely strappy evergreen leaves and spires of purple flowers in autumn
  • What are the best full sun border plants?


  • Lavender
  • Yarrow
  • Oregano
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Coneflower
  • Persian Catmint
  • Chamomile
  • What are good border flowers?

    – Pint-size plants for sun. One of the simplest ways to tie a garden together is to use repetition. – More sun lovers. ‘Angelina’ stonecrop ( Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’, Zones 6-9), 6 in. – Petite perennials for shade. Sun-loving perennials aren’t the only ones with smallish counterparts; shady perennials have their fair share, too. – More shade lovers.

    What are the best plants for a small backyard garden?

    Tomatoes. Plant cherry or grape tomatoes and you’ll get gobs of tomatoes in compact clusters.

  • Cucumbers. Give cucumber plants a place to climb so that they don’t take up a lot of space,and you’ll end up with more cukes than you can pick,pickle,…
  • Squash.
  • Peppers.
  • Peas.
  • Beets.
  • Radishes.
  • Pole Beans.
  • Herbs.