The Chelsea Border Collection
In this collection
- Border (Middle)
- Broad Tolerance
- 1.8m (6ft)
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
This is one of my favourite combinations from our Colour Cutting Garden at Chelsea in 2017, so we’re offering it here as a four-plant border plan — the contrasting coloured spires of the two lupins, good mixed with the richness of the Penstemon (which we keep picking to control too much white from its flowers) and the soft airy cloud of bronze fennel. Establish this in the autumn and under-plant with cosmos ‘Rubenza’ and Iceland poppies in the spring.
This collection contains 3 x 9cm pots each of:
- Lupinus 'Terracotta'
- Lupinus 'Beefeater'
- Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
- Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'
After planting, water generously for 1-2 weeks so the plants get well established.