I'm sure to many of you, the herbaceous border is closely associated with Gertrude Jekyll in your minds - she would have undoubtedly been even more creative had she had the range of plants available today!
Herbaceous perennials are no longer restricted to a specific border or bed, but are used in a range of situations where colour, ground cover, drought resistance or an ability to cope with a moist or boddy situation are required.
Of course, tall cultivars are still used, however there are now many compact plants available which do not require as much staking or supporting. The increasing interest in gardens and plants, fuelled by television gardening programmes, has led to an increased demand for new cultivars and larger quantities of plants.
Cultivation: Beneficially, many herbaceous perennials are versatile plants that will grow in most soils and situations, however, there are some which have more specific requirements. In general, plants that produce large or masses of flowers require a more open position in the sun to fulfil their potential.
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