A perennial border requires a great deal of thought and planning. Plants are chosen for attractive color, period of bloom and height. A large border planting usually has low growing perennials in the front with several sections of taller perennials behind them. A small planting may have room for only low growing perennial plants if the planting is to seem appropriate for the site.
These low growing perennials range in height from 8 to 60 cm and provide some ideas for a low perennial border. All of these plants have been grown at the Agriculture Research Station in Fredericton, but may not be hardy in all New Brunswick locations.