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A Cheerful Border Idea with Liatris, Sedum and Heliopsis

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


Filled with statuesque perennials planted in large drifts, this border will explode with color from early summer until frost.
Fairly easy to recreate, this planting includes plants that are easy to grow, drought tolerant, require low care and are disease-free! Most of them are deer tolerant too!

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 2 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Heliopsis - Ox-Eye Sunflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Liatris Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sedum - Stonecrops


Credit: GAP Photos/Elke Borkowski

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 5 – 9
Heat Zones 2 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Heliopsis - Ox-Eye Sunflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Liatris Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sedum - Stonecrops


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Heliopsis helianthoides 'Asahi' (False Sunflower)
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Liatris spicata (Gayfeather)
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