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A Colorful Summer Planting Idea with Achillea, Agastache, Eremurus & Nepeta

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders


Variety and contrast bring interest to any planting. This colorful plant combination is a perfect example of it. Lasting for weeks, fairly low maintenance, this summer border is fairly easy to replicate at home. Enjoy!

All plants are drought tolerant, rabbit and deer resistant!

Garden Information

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Achillea - Yarrows Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agastache - Hyssops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eremurus - Foxtail Lilies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Nepeta - Catmints


GAP Photos/Michael King

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 6 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Achillea - Yarrows Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agastache - Hyssops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eremurus - Foxtail Lilies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Nepeta - Catmints


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Agastache 'Black Adder' (Giant Hyssop)
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