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A Cheerful Summer Border Idea with Easy-to-Grow Perennials

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The beauty and diversity of the plants selected for this informal garden will get you to gaze at them all summer long. Easy to grow, they will bloom in succession for a long-lasting floral show.

They include glowing Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty', fiery Crocosmia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia), 2 varieties of cheerful Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro' and 'Autumn Accent' (Daylily), the cool blues and purples of Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue' (Globe Thistle), Campanula lactiflora 'Prichard's Variety' (Milky Bellflower) and Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain' (Whorled Sage).

At the back of the border, the towering Macleaya microcarpa 'Kelway's Coral Plume' (Plume Poppy) creates a lovely background with its coral-pink hazy plumes.

Most plants make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 7
Climate Zones 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 (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alchemilla - Lady's Mantle Great Plant Combination Ideas with Campanula - Bellflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crocosmia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Echinops - Globe Thistles Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Hemerocallis - Daylilies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages


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 6 – 7
Climate Zones 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 (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alchemilla - Lady's Mantle Great Plant Combination Ideas with Campanula - Bellflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crocosmia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Echinops - Globe Thistles Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Hemerocallis - Daylilies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages


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Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)
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