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A Fresh Border Idea with Monarda, Geranium and Phlox

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Summer Borders

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A lovely plant combination for a long-lasting display. Easy to grow, the plants selected offer a soft harmony of pink, blue and purple shades that are soothing to the eye. The planting palette includes herbaceous perennials chosen for their individual qualities, such as Geranium ‘Rozanne’ (Cranesbill), Geranium pratense ‘Plenum Violaceum’ (Meadow Cranesbill), Monarda ‘Beauty of Cobham’ (Bee Balm), Phlox paniculata ‘David’ (Garden Phlox), Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Album’ (Culver’s Root), Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ (Sage) and Baptisia × bicolor ‘Starlite’ (False Indigo).

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Garden Information

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 2 - 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Alternative Plants to Consider

Phlox paniculata ‘Bright Eyes’ (Garden Phlox)
Monarda ‘Kardinal’ (Bee Balm)
Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’ (Cranesbill)
Salvia x sylvestris ‘Mainacht’ (Wood Sage)

Learn About These Genera

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s Root)
Hardy Perennial Salvias (Sage)
Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox)
Monarda (Bee Balm)
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 2 - 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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