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A Fabulous Bee Friendly Border Idea

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders


Bee friendly, this lovely border includes a few fabulous perennials that will provide interest through color, texture and form for weeks!

Garden Information

Hardiness 6 – 8
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 Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agastache - Hyssops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Digitalis - Foxgloves Great Plant Combination Ideas with Geranium - Cranesbills Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lavandula - Lavenders Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages


Credit: GAP Photos/Elke Borkowski/Chelsea 2011

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
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 Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agastache - Hyssops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Digitalis - Foxgloves Great Plant Combination Ideas with Geranium - Cranesbills Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lavandula - Lavenders Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages


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Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' (Sage)
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