Fairly easy to replicate, this attractive plant combination includes a couple of spectacular elements which thrive on neglect while providing striking color and contrast for weeks. The gracefully arching stems of Salvia verticillata 'Purple Rain' (Whorled Sage) with their interesting whorls of violet-blue flowers beautifully intermingle with the slightly fragrant brilliant blossoms of Echinacea Sundown' (Coneflower).

Low maintenance, pest and disease-free, deer and drought tolerant, all these plants also make excellent cut flowers!