Picking Plants for Knee-to-Thigh-High: Medium-Sized Perennials

Medium-sized perennials make for stand-out borders. But that's not all they're good for. Learn more about their design uses, as well as color and other options, here.

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Columbine

There are many columbines to choose from, but the exquisite colors of 'William Guiness' (shown here against a background of hosta) make it a popular choice for cottage gardens or mixed borders. Columbine will grow to 36 inches tall and 18 inches wide in ideal growing conditions: full or partial sun and well-drained or moist soil.

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