Click to see these plants identified.

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Aitken

Click to see these plants identified.

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Aitken

A border isn't boring, at least not when you utilize all of your options. Here is the detailed list of plants from Fine Gardening 131, Liven Up Your Long Border, pages 34-35.

1. ‘Goldsturm’ black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’, Zones 4-9)
2. ‘Color Guard’ yucca (Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’, Zones 4-11)
3. ‘John Burch’ liriope (Liriope muscari ‘John Burch’, Zones 6-10)
4. Garden phlox (Phlox paniculata cv., Zones 4-8)
5. ‘Silver King’ euonymus (Euonymus japonicus ‘Silver King’, Zones 6-9)
6. Blue rye (Leymus arenarius ‘Glaucus’, Zones 4-10)
7. ‘Diana Clare’ pulmonaria (Pulmonaria longifolia ‘Diana Clare’, Zones 3-8)
8. Golden creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’, Zones 4-8)
9. ‘Gold Standard’ hosta (Hosta ‘Gold Standard’, Zones 3-9)
10. Canna (Canna cv., Zones 8-11)
11. ‘Herbstsonne’ coneflower (Rudbeckia ‘Herbstsonne’, Zones 3-9)
12. Knock Out® rose (Rosa ‘Radrazz’, Zones 5-9)
13. ‘Powis Castle’ artemisia (Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’, Zones 6-9)
14. ‘Coral Nymph’ Texas sage (Salvia coccinea ‘Coral Nymph’, Zones 9-11)
15. ‘Ogon’ sedum (Sedum makinoi ‘Ogon’, Zones 6-9)
16. ‘Big Blue’ liriope (Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue’, Zones 6-10)
17. ‘Grand Duchess’ oxalis (Oxalis purpurea ‘Grand Duchess’, Zones 9-11)
18. Bloody cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum var. striatum, Zones 3-8)
19. Fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuriodes, Zones 6-9)

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