Herbaceous Border

Enclosed by an 80-metre herbaceous border, Longstock Park Garden has become an
attraction to people all over the world enticed by the fabulous display. With each new
season the herbaceous border transforms and brings a new spectrum of colour and
forms, perfectly selected by the nursery team.

Early Autumn, the splashes of gold and rushes of red start to appear, taking over
from the brighter greens and yellows of summer. Here are some of the plants you
will find in amongst this beautiful display:



Latin name

Common name

Achillea ‘Moonshine’


Aconitum napellus ‘Spark’s Variety’

Monks hood ‘Spark’s Variety’

Agapanthus Headbourne hybrids

African lily Headbourne hybrids

Ageratina altissima 'Chocolate'

Snakeroot ‘Chocolate’

Alchemilla mollis

Lady’s mantle

Anemone × hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'

Japenese anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’

Anemone x hybrida ‘September Charm’               

Japanese anemone ‘September Charm’

Anthemis tinctoria 'E.C. Buxton’

Dyer's chamomile 'E.C. Buxton'

Anthemis punctata subsp. cupaniana

Sicilian chamomile

Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce Hollandaise'

Dyer's chamomile

Astrantia major subsp. involucrata 'Shaggy'

Masterwort ‘Shaggy’

Astrantia - various


Calamintha nepetoides

Lesser calamint

Campanula - various


Centranthus rubus ‘Alba’

Red valerian (white form)

Centranthus rubrus

Red valerian

Cephalaria gigantea

Giant Scabious

Clematis ‘Etoile Violette’

Clematis ‘Etoile Violette’

Clematis ‘Polish Spirit’

Clematis ‘Polish Spirit’

Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’

Tickseed 'Zagreb'

Crambe cordifolia

Flowering sea kale

Cynara cardunculus

Globe artichoke

Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’

Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’

Dahlia ‘Honka’

Star dahlia

Dahlia ‘Twynings After Eight’

Dahlia ‘Twynings After Eight’

Delphinium ‘Galahad’

Delphinium ‘Galahad’

Echinops ritro                                                           

Globe flower

Eryngium x zabelii 'Big Blue'

Sea holly ‘Big Blue’

Eryngium agavifolium  

Agave-leaved sea holly

Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’                                      

Wallflower ‘Bowles Mauve’

Eupatorium maculatum

Joe pye weed

Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpureum’                           

Bronze fennel

Geranium ‘Brookside’’                                                 

Cranesbill ‘Brookside’

Geranium ‘Burnett’

Cranesbill ‘Burnett’                                                      

Geranium psilostemon                                              

Armenian cranesbill

Geranium Rozanne = ‘Gerwat’                                  

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Geranium sanguineum                                              

Bloody cranesbill

Geranium versicolor

Pencilled geranium              

Geum ‘Mrs J. Bradshaw’

Avens ‘Mrs J. Bradshaw’                                              

Glaucium flavum f. flavum                                                     

Horned poppy

Gypsophila paniculata ‘Bristol Fairy’                       

Baby’s breath

Helenium ‘Chipperfield Orange’                                


Helianthus ‘Loddon Gold’                                          

Sunflower ‘Loddon Gold’

Hemerocallis - various                                                           

Day lily

Heuchera ‘Marmalade’                                               

Alum root ‘Marmalade’


Alum root ‘Rachel’

Hylotelephium 'Matrona'

syn. Sedum ‘Matrona’                              

Sedum ‘Matrona’

Hylotelephium ‘Ruby Glow’

syn. Sedum ‘Ruby Glow’                               

Stonecrop ‘Ruby Glow’

Inula magnifica                                                                             

Giant inula

Knautia macedonica                                                   

Macedonian scabious

Kniphofia - various                                                                  

Red-hot poker

Lysimachia ciliata ‘Firecracker’                                 

Loosestrife ‘Firecracker’

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’                        

Eulalia morning light

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Silberfeder’

Eulalia ‘Silberfeder’  

Nepeta grandiflora ‘Dawn to Dusk’                           

Catmint ‘Dawn to Dusk’

Nepeta ‘Six Hills Giant’                                              

Catmint ‘Six Hills Giant’

Nepeta ‘Walkers Low’                                                


Penstemon ‘Sour Grapes’                                               

Beard tongue ‘Sour Grapes’

Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Atrosanguinea’               

Red bistort ‘Astrosanguinea’

Persicaria microcephala ‘Red Dragon’                    

Knotweed ‘Red Dragon’

Phlox - various


Piptanthus laburnifolius                                            

Evergreen laburnum

Potentilla ‘Gibson’s Scarlet’                                      

Cinquefoil ‘Gibson’s Scarlet’

Rosa ‘Dublin Bay’                                                       

Rose ‘Dublin Bay’ Climber

Rosa ‘New Dawn’                                                       

Rose ‘New Dawn’ Climber

Rosa ‘Phyllis Bide’                                                    

Rose ‘Phyllis Bide’ Climber

Rosa ‘Gloire de Dijon’                                                

Old glory rose - Climber

Rudbeckia laciniate ‘Herbstonne’                             

Coneflower ‘Herbstonne’

Salvia ‘Hot Lips’                                                          

Sage ‘Hot Lips’

Salvia x sylvestris ‘Mainacht’                                     

Wood sage ‘Mainacht’

Salvia nemorosa                                                          

Balkan clary

Salvia patens                                                                

Gentian sage

Salvia uliginosa                                                            

Bog sage

Sanguisorba officinalis

Great burnet   

Solanum crispum ‘Glasnevin’                                     

Potato tree ‘Glasnevin’

Stachys byzantine ‘Silver Carpet’                              

Lambs ear ‘Silver Carpet’

Stipa gigantea                                                  

Golden oats

Stipa tenuissima ‘Pony Tails’                     syn. Nassella tenuissima 'Pony Tails'                     

Mexican feather grass

Symphyotrichum 'Lye End Beauty'          syn. Aster

Aster 'Lye End Beauty'

Thermopsis montana

False lupin

Trachelospermum jasminoides                         

Confederate jasmine

Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) 'Zwanenburg Blue'

Spider lily 'Zwanenburg Blue'

Verbena bonariensis

Argentinian vervain