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A Cheerful Border Idea with Monarda, Clematis and Artemisia

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Summer Borders, Fall Borders


A lovely plant combination for a lasting display from mid to late summer. Easy to grow, attractive to butterflies but ignored by deer, this combo includes fresh-looking mop-headed Bee Balms (Monarda) which are interplanted with the fragrant, frothy plumes of White Mugwort (Artemisia lactiflora) and the regal purple starry flowers of an eye-catching Clematis. Adding architectural height and beautifully complementing this planting is a majestic Meadow Rue (Thalictrum rochebrunianum).

Most plants are recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. Enjoy!

Garden Information

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

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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 4 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
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 Artemisia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Calamagrostis - Reed Grass Great Plant Combination Ideas with Clematis Great Plant Combination Ideas with Monarda - Bee Balms Great Plant Combination Ideas with Thalictrum - Meadow Rues


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