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A Desirable Summer Border Idea with Verbena, Amaranth and Pennisetum

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Long-lasting and low care, this bold plant combination can be easily replicated in many sunny garden situations. It includes a few spectacular ingredients, such as the elegant, fluffy flower plumes of Pennisetum villosum (Feathertop Grass) or the particularly stunning, dark crimson plumes and red colored foliage of Amaranthus cruentus 'Velvet Curtains' (Purple Amaranth).

They are combined with the airy purple blossoms of Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena) and delicate butterfly-like blossoms of Gaura lindheimeri (White Gaura). All plants are top performers, earning them the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. They also make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home too!

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Hardiness 8 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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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 8 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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