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A Fall Long-Lasting Pair

Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Fall Borders

Garden ideas, Landscaping ideas, Fall borders, Fall plant mix, Fall garden ideas, Aster 'October Skies', Persicaria Amplexicaulis, Mountain Fleece

Here is a lovely way to introduce waves of colors in your fall garden. Pair Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium), whose profuse purple-blue flowers will enliven your borders long after the other flowers are gone, with Mountain Fleece (Persicaria amplexicaulis) which enjoys long-lasting crimson flower spikes. This soft and simple contrasting combination is fairly easy to re-create and requires little maintenance. So enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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Alternative Plants to Consider

Aster ‘Little Carlow’ (Cordifolius Hybrid)
Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Taurus’ (Mountain Fleece)
Aster x frikartii ‘Monch’ (Frikart’s Aster)
Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’ (Mountain Fleece)

Learn About These Genera

Aster novae-angliae (New England Aster)
Persicaria amplexicaulis (Mountain Fleece)
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 1 - 8
Climate Zones 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden
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Persicaria Aster
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