Herbaceous perennial yellow flowers

planter01 (457x700)This play on yellow variegated foliage and flowers begins with a bold Canna ‘Pretoria’ in the background. Granted, it blooms bright orange – so you will have to decide whether or not you keep the flowers. A Molinia ‘Moorflamme’ adds its graceful wiry stems in the center, bringing both height and movement when the breeze blows. The planter is flanked on the sides with a purplish-flowered Veronicastrum and a black-leaved Dahlia, ‘Mystic Illusion’, which bears single yellow flowers. A Helenium ‘Wyndley’ adds a touch of gold while the base is fleshed out with Calceolaria and a variegated Euphorbia.

cannapretoria (293x300)Canna x generalis ‘Pretoria’ (syn. ‘Bengal Tiger’) – This Canna Lily is often grown just for its beautifully variegated banana-like leaves with fine gold striping and a hint of red on the margins. It bears bright orange flowers on reddish-pink stems from midsummer through to fall. Rhizomes will need to be lifted and stored for winter. Grows 4-6′ high by 4′ wide. Hardy to zone 8.

moliniamoorflame (297x300)Molinia caerulea ssp. caerulea ‘Moorflamme’ – A wonderfully architectural ornamental grass which is both clumping and long-lived. It bears tiny purple flowers (fading to buff) on wiry stems that sway nicely in the breeze. ‘Moorflamme’ is herbaceous and in its prime from summer through to autumn. Coppery-bronze autumn tones. Grows 18″ high and wide. Zone 5.

Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Fascination’ – A tall herbaceous perennial suitable for the back of the border, it has a distinct growth habit with whorls of deep green lance-shaped leaves. Branched tiers of delicate purplish-pink flowers are borne from July to August. Culver’s Root rarely requires staking and works well with ornamental grasses. Grows 4-5′ high by 2-3′. Z3.

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