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A Cheerful Border Idea with Monarda, Clematis and Artemisia

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Summer Borders, Fall Borders

Garden Ideas, Border ideas, Perennial Planting, Perennial combination, Summer Borders, Fall Borders, Monarda, Bee Balm, Calamagrostis x acutiflora, Artemisia Lactiflora, Monarda didyma 'Squaw', Thalictrum rochebrunianum, Clematis 'The President'

This captivating plant ensemble promises a magnificent display from mid to late summer. It is not just easy to cultivate but is also a butterfly magnet while simultaneously being deer-resistant. This mix includes the refreshing mop-headed Bee Balms (Monarda), carefully intermingled with the aromatic, fluffy sprays of White Mugwort (Artemisia lactiflora) and the striking purple star-shaped blossoms of a standout Clematis.

The crowning touch to this planting is the regal Meadow Rue (Thalictrum rochebrunianum) which provides structural height and gracefully complements the overall assembly. Its tall, sturdy stems and delicate, cloud-like blossoms provide a stunning contrast to the rest of the plantings, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal.

What makes this plant combination particularly notable is that most of these plants are recipients of the esteemed Award of Garden Merit, conferred by the Royal Horticultural Society. This award symbolizes the plant’s excellence for ordinary use in appropriate conditions, a testament to the quality and resilience of these selections. It’s an assurance that these plants will perform reliably in the garden.

In a nutshell, this plant combination of Monarda, Artemisia lactiflora, Clematis, and Thalictrum rochebrunianum offers a blend of striking aesthetics, ease of cultivation, and versatility. It guarantees an enduring and delightful spectacle, making it a fabulous choice for any garden that seeks to impress. Enjoy this splendid display of gardening excellence in your very own landscape!

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
Maintenance Average
Water Needs 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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Thalictrum (Meadow Rue) Clematis Artemisia Monarda (Bee Balm)
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Monarda ‘Cambridge Scarlet’ (Bee Balm)
Monarda ‘Vintage Wine’ (Bee Balm)
Monarda ‘Beauty of Cobham’ (Bee Balm)
Monarda ‘Scorpion’ (Bee Balm)
Clematis ‘General Sikorski’ (Early Large-Flowered Clematis)
Clematis ‘Warszawska Nike’ (Early Large-Flowered Clematis)

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Monarda (Bee Balm)
Clematis – Early Large-Flowered Group
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
Maintenance Average
Water Needs 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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Thalictrum (Meadow Rue) Clematis Artemisia Monarda (Bee Balm)
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