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A Fabulous Duo to Try: Echinacea and Salvia

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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!

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 6 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders

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Alternative Plants to Consider

Echinacea ‘Art’s Pride’ (Coneflower)
Salvia nemorosa ‘Amethyst’ (Sage)
Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ (Sage)
Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’ (Coneflower)

Learn About These Genera

Hardy Perennial Salvias (Sage)
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 5 - 8
Heat Zones 6 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders
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