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Lysimachia nummularia edging plants

Border Charmers

Edging Plants to Complement

Good edging plants that either calmly complement or create a bright colour contrast are just what you need to perfectly finish off a mixed border. Try these beauties in your summer garden in full sun or even light shade. They can also be used as fillers and spillers in mixed containers.

Acorus gramineus ‘Golden Edge’

acorus gramineus edging plants

This versatile groundcover, which has bright golden foliage, is also known as the Japanese rush. The golden tufts of soft, arching grass can be used as an ornamental border for shrub and perennial beds, in large groups as mass planting subjects, as bright fillers in containers, and even in ponds as aquatic plants. The mature size is about 30 x 30cm.

Euphorbia ‘Diamond Frost’ or ‘Breathless’

Euphorbia edging plants

This new euphorbia will leave you breathless when the mounded perennial smothers itself with masses of white flowers in all seasons except for winter. It is drought hardy, has low water needs, requires no deadheading and will grow happily in full sun to shade. It is the perfect choice for a border or to use in containers. The height is 25 – 40cm and the spread 60 – 70cm.

Good edging plants that either calmly complement or create a bright colour contrast are just what you need to perfectly finish off a mixed border. Try these beauties in your summer garden in full sun or even light shade. They can also be used as fillers and spillers in mixed containers.

Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’

Lysimachia nummularia edging plants

Creeping Jenny is a dense, spreading, evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging growth habit, and it grows quite fast. The round chartreuse-green leaves add a bright splash of colour as edging for perennial beds, at the base of conifers, in containers or between stones in a rockery. Height is about 5 – 10cm and spread can be as much as 50cm.