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    RHS Plant Selector Aconitum napellus (Monk's hood). perennial to 1.5m tall, with deeply divided, dark green leaves and tall spires of violet-blue, hooded flowers in mid and late summer.

    PERENNIAL - Pincushion Flower Pincushion flower, or scabiosa, serves up dainty blue flowers all summer and into fall, making it one of the longest-lasting bloomers in the perennial bed. It likes sun or partial shade, and is best at the front of the bed. The foot-tall variety 'Blue Butterfly' stands up to heat best.

    Papaver Lauren's Grape and Lupinus perennis are so beautiful!!! Wish I had them growing in my garden!!

    Verbena bonariensis/ Tall Vervain - This is a tall growing "see-through" plant great for perennial borders. This tender perennial reseeds itself easily. Very drought tolerant!

    Hollyhock - Lend old-fashioned charm to your perennial border with hollyhock. Known for its tall spires of colorful blooms, hollyhock is the perfect back-of-the-border plant. Old-fashioned selections can easily grow more than 6 feet tall in a spot with full sun and moist, well-drained soil.

    Giant Scabiosa Cephalaria gigantea (Code: PCEGA) Grow amongst tall perennials and grasses, or at the back of a border against a drak hedge. Masses of yellow flowers dance above the perennial border like primrose fairies.

    Top 20 Perennials for Your Garden Russian Sage Suited to larger gardens, this 3-foot-wide by 5-foot-tall perennial creates clouds of blue flowers in late summer. Russian sage likes sun, and is tolerant of drought and heat. Plant it at the back of the bed and give it room to grow.

    perennials that make fab cut flowers!

    Mesa yellow blanket flowers... 10-12" tall perennial

    Meadow Sage - violet-blue flowers from midsummer to early fall - loved by butterflies and hummingbirds and are great cut flowers - up to 28 inches tall ...for front of garden?

    Red Creeping Thyme. Grows 3 inches tall max so very neat--no mowing needed ever. Beautiful fresh lemony scent. gorgeous with lavender. Perennial; repels mosquitoes; can grow as entire lawn.