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A Desirable Summer Border Idea with Grasses, Dahlias and Agastache

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders, Fall Borders


This desirable and long-lasting summer border is fairly easy to replicate and includes spectacular ingredients. Valued for its handsome bottlebrush flowers and graceful arching leaves, Pennisetum villosum (Feathertop) is beautifully combined here with hot and vibrant tangerine Dahlias, leaping up out of a froth of cool blue Ageratum houstonianum (Floss Flower) and gloriously teaming up with the vertical spikes of Agastache (Giant Hyssop). Edging this striking planting are the fragrant mounds of white blossoms of Lobularia maritima (Sweet Alyssum).

Garden Information

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 11
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
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 Ageratum - Floss Flowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Dahlias Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lobularia - Sweet Alyssums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Pennisetum - Fountain Grasses


GAP Photos/Elke Borkowski - Design: Ursula Graefen

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 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 11
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
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 Ageratum - Floss Flowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Dahlias Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lobularia - Sweet Alyssums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Pennisetum - Fountain Grasses


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Pennisetum villosum (Feathertop Grass)
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