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A Beautiful Fall Border Idea with Asters, Verbena and Grasses

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders, Fall Borders


Summer might be over but the gardening season is not as evidenced by this beautiful late-summer garden which marries small and medium-sized plants with great fall colors. You can easily replicate it in your own garden.

Select compact and vibrantly colored Asters such as Aster x frikartii 'Monch' (Frikart's Aster) and Aster 'Little Carlow' (Cordifolius Hybrid). Combine them with the abundant golden blossoms of Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' (Sunflower) and Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'.

Interplant the tall purple wands of Brazilian Verbena (Verbena bonariensis) with the pretty crimson-red spikes of Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Taurus' (Mountain Fleece) and the exceptionally graceful Stipa tenuissima (Mexican Feather Grass) whose silvery-green thread-like leaves sway elegantly in the slightest breeze.

Add the architectural Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne' and 'Silberfeder' (Maiden Grass) that turn lovely shades of parchment and ivory in the fall and the magnificent Rhus typhina 'Tiger Eyes' ('Bailtiger') which develops excellent orange and scarlet tones. Then relax and enjoy the long-lasting beauty of this low maintenance combination from midsummer through fall!

Garden Information

Hardiness 7 – 8
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17
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, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Asters Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helianthus - Sunflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Miscanthus - Maiden Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Persicaria - Fleeceflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rhus - Sumacs Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rudbeckias Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stipa - Feather Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Verbena


©Clive Nichols

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, 14, 15, 16, 17
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, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Asters Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helianthus - Sunflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Miscanthus - Maiden Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Persicaria - Fleeceflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rhus - Sumacs Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rudbeckias Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stipa - Feather Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Verbena


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Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)
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