Posted: 28/07/2014 at 08:50
I have some Bergenias in my north border, they keep the leaves, in Spring just cut off any tatty ones and away they go.
I have 3 or 4 hebes, they are evergreen and just need a bit of cutting back if they get too big, they are easy from cuttings that grow quickly,
Foxgloves were good there, as were lupins this year, but they do need attention, cutting back and bare in the winter.
Hostas are good, but then not evergreen and susceptible to slugs.