Design: Narrow Border - Sun

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Turn your narrow sunlit border area into a stunning focal point with a diverse mix of short, medium, and tall perennials like small veronica, Salvia, and Black-Eyed Susan for layers of color and height. Introduce texture with ornamental grasses complemented by a small flowering shrub. Complete the design with the elegance of a small or ornamental tree like a flowering Crabapple or a Northwind Maple.

Ensure robust growth with Earl May Plant Start, fortified soil using Structure Soil Conditioner, and enriched planting conditions with Organic Planting Mix.

Short Perennials

  • Dwarf Catmint
  • Compact Salvia
  • Small Veronica

Medium Perennials

  • Catmint
  • Salvia
  • Daylily
  • Coreopsis

Tall Perennials

  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Coneflower
  • Garden Phlox


  • Karl Foerster
  • Switchgrass
  • Miscanthus

Flowering Shrub

  • Compact Paniculata Hydrangea
  • Dwarf Weigela
  • Compact Spirea

Small / Ornamental Tree

  • Hydrangea
  • Lilac
  • Serviceberry
  • Northwind Maple
  • Small Flowering Crabapple

Did you know? Earl May has landscape and planting services available. If you are planning on planting, see more information about how to plant trees, shrubs, perennials and more.