A "Model" Flower Bed: Showcasing Tall Perennials

Elegant and upright, with bold beautiful flowers atop lean stalks, tall perennials are like the models of gardens. Get to know them here, so you can pick the best ones for your design.

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Common Monkshood

Monkshoods' upright stems bear deep violet, hooded flowers from mid- to late summer. They perform best in moist, fertile soil with exposure to full sun, and look particularly attractive in a border. Those monkshood plantings which meet the upper reaches of their height potential - 4 to 5 feet - may need staking. Parents and pet owners be aware: all parts of monkshood are poisonous.

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