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A Charming Late Summer Garden Idea with Japanese Anemones, Sedum and Grasses

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Bejeweled with Japanese Anemones and ornamental grasses, this late summer planting idea includes just a few plants that will bring a splash of color to your garden right when you need it most. This plant palette can be easily replicated in many sunny garden situations. It includes the charming Anemone x hybrida 'September Charm' (Japanese Anemone), the long-blooming Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail' (Mountain Fleece), the airy bouquets of Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena) and the soft raspberry umbels of Sedum 'Herbstfreude' ('Autumn Joy').

They are interplanted with great ornamental grasses such as Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus' (Zebra Grass) whose variegated foliage displays unusual, horizontal, soft yellow rings along its gracefully arching leaves; and the statuesque Stipa gigantea (Golden Oats).

Not to forget the dark crimson plumes and stunning, red colored foliage of Amaranthus cruentus 'Velvet Curtains' (Purple Amaranth) that adds drama and interest.

All plants are top performers, earning them the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. Most of them are deer and rabbit resistant and make excellent cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home! Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 7 – 8
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Anemones - Windflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crocosmia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Miscanthus - Maiden Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Persicaria - Fleeceflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sedum - Stonecrops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stipa - Feather Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Verbena


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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Garden Information

Hardiness 7 – 8
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Anemones - Windflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crocosmia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Miscanthus - Maiden Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Persicaria - Fleeceflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sedum - Stonecrops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stipa - Feather Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Verbena


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