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A Cheerful Border Idea with Monarda, Agastache and Artemisia

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Summer Borders


A lovely plant combination for a long lasting display. Easy to grow and low care, the plants selected offer a soft harmony of pink and blue shades that are soothing to the eye. They include 3 varieties of mop-headed Bee Balms (Monarda) that are interplanted with the fragrant, frothy plumes of White Mugwort (Artemisia lactiflora) and the dense blue spikes of Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum). Adding architectural height and beautifully complementing this planting is the unique Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora).

All plants are deer and rabbit resistant. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agastache - Hyssops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Artemisia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Calamagrostis - Reed Grass Great Plant Combination Ideas with Monarda - Bee Balms Great Plant Combination Ideas with Phlox


Credit: GAP Photos/Manuela Goehner

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 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agastache - Hyssops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Artemisia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Calamagrostis - Reed Grass Great Plant Combination Ideas with Monarda - Bee Balms Great Plant Combination Ideas with Phlox


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