Perennials with feathery, gauzy shapes
I am thinking of completely reworking my largest flower bed, which is only in its second year. I have a hard time with spacing and figuring out placement for plant heights in a large, undifferentiated bed.
I have made a list of cottage-style flowers to grow, but I want more plants with shapes that are tall and feathery, like liatris. I've also been admiring Chinese meadow rue "Hewitt's Double."
What are some of your favorites? I'm in Pittsburgh, PA, zone 6. The plants don't need to be tall themselves. I like the long, feathery, Piet Oudolf-style gauzy plantings, and would really like to incorporate more of that texture.
I am thinking of including: liatris, gelber herold foxglove, black hollyhock, antique flemish poppies, reblooming tall bearded iris, masterwort, delphinium, monkshood, dahlia, silene, and columbine. Any observations about any of these plants, or to round out the bed, would be great, too. I have a hard time working out spacing and heights.
Thanks for reading and for any suggestions.