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A Fabulous Duo to Try: Helenium and Salvia

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


Create striking summer borders pairing the rich bronzes, oranges, and reds of Helenium (Sneezeweed) with the royal-blue vertical spikes of Salvia (Sage). Amass these plants in bold swathes and enjoy!

All plants have won prestigious awards and make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly appreciated at home. As an added bonus, they are deer tolerant and make excellent cut flowers!

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 4 – 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)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages


GAP Photos/Carol Casselden

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 4 – 8
Heat Zones 4 – 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)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages


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