Attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds and low maintenance, this summer border, awash with colors and shapes, is really fascinating. A few perennials were used to create this striking look: the crimson-tinted pancake-like flower heads of Yarrow (Achillea), the fragrant and architectural Monarda (Bee Balm) with their crowns of brilliant crimson florets, the bold, steel blue globe-shaped flowers of Echinops ritro (Globe Thistle). Adding architectural height and beautifully complementing this planting, the unique Golden Oats (Stipa gigantea), the creamy and golden spikes of Rusty Foxglove (Digitalis ferruginea) and the showy, purple foliage of Smokebush (Cotinus coggyria).

This perennial combination enjoys a long season of interest, and most plants are recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. They are deer resistant too! Enjoy!