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Top 10 Large-Leaved Perennials

For drama and excitement, nothing beats these behemoths of the plant world

Fine Gardening - Issue 161

Whether you set out to design a garden with large-leaved perennials or you happen upon one or more in the nursery that you just cannot resist, adding an architectural giant to any landscape instantly transforms it from lackluster to lively. But selecting a large-leaved perennial can be daunting; after all, the plant will take up a lot of space and command significant attention. So it’s important to choose wisely. The following selections include my favorite large-leaved perennials.


1. An exotic flair that few plants can match

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