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A Fabulous Perennial Planting Idea

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Spring Borders, Summer Borders


This fabulous perennial planting has been designed by the world acclaimed designer, Piet Oudolf, and is part of his impressive creations in the Walled Garden at Scampston Hall, Yorkshire. Using his technique of naturalized planting which enjoys a long season of interest, his Perennial Meadow is awash with colors and shapes.

Here, the warm-tinted Phlomis russeliana (Jerusalem Sage) mingles beautifully with the purple and blue colors of Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low', the spiky Salvias 'Mainacht' and 'Amethyst', and with the ruby-red and crimson shades of pincushion-like Knautia macedonica (Macedonian Scabious), Astrantia major 'Claret' (Great Masterwort) and Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' (Plume Thistle). They are underplanted with soft pink Geranium x oxonianum 'Wargrave Pink' (Cranesbill).

A relatively low-growing combination of plants that makes the most of a poor soil! Most of these plants are drought tolerant, deer resistant, low maintenance, excellent as cut flowers and real magnets for butterflies and bees. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Amsonia - Bluestar Great Plant Combination Ideas with Astrantia - Masterworts Great Plant Combination Ideas with Baptisia - False Indigo Great Plant Combination Ideas with Geranium - Cranesbills Great Plant Combination Ideas with Nepeta - Catmints Great Plant Combination Ideas with Phlomis Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages


© Martin Ogden and www.teddingtongardener.com

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 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Amsonia - Bluestar Great Plant Combination Ideas with Astrantia - Masterworts Great Plant Combination Ideas with Baptisia - False Indigo Great Plant Combination Ideas with Geranium - Cranesbills Great Plant Combination Ideas with Nepeta - Catmints Great Plant Combination Ideas with Phlomis Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages


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