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Plants with spire-shaped flowers

Discover plants with tall flower spikes that will add a vertical accent to your borders.

Every border should contain some upright flower spikes – they add height and drama and contrast beautifully with other flower shapes, such as daisies and umbellifers.

As spikes don’t take up much room on the ground, they’re perfect for smaller spaces. And they’re great for wildlife, too – bees will systematically climb the spike, extracting nectar as they go.

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