I have written before about the virtues of buying collections of bulbs that have been put together by the experts so that, not only do they compliment each other in colour and size, but also they are chosen so that they are in flower at the same time. This is a feat not always easily achieved by the amateur gardener and can take years of experimentation. Bakker.com have taken this concept and applied it to a collection of perennial plants which has been planned by the professionals and is ready to achieve stunning effect in your borders. This is the exclusive Hardy Perennial Pack ‘Fantastic’ mix pictured above (image copyright Bakker.com). The carefully thought-out mix of perennials will bring colour, enjoyment and hassle-free flowers to gardens of all shapes and sizes across Britain this summer.
Adrian Nind, Managing Director at Bakker.com, praised the appearance of the new and exclusive collection saying “This ‘Fantastic’ mix is ideal for naturalising borders so you can enjoy them year after year. The Echinacea (Coneflower) flowers in various shades and will attract lots of bees and butterflies. The Eryngium alpinum (Alpine Sea Holly) brings a unique texture to the border, they also look fantastic as a cut flower”.
The ‘Fantastic’ mix is perfect for a border, or in a planter on your patio. The flowering will begin in June and continue in abundance until late October. It’s recommended that you will need around nine plants per square metre to give a full, beautiful effect.
If you wish to plant them in a pot, use potting compost and place a layer of gravel or broken crocks at the bottom. Add some low-growing anemones or forget-me-nots just above tulip bulbs to add an extra dash of colour. This pack is super hardy so no need for frost-protection.
The ‘Fantastic’ mix is available to purchase as bare-rooted plants exclusively from Bakker. To view it just click here.