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A Glowing Border Idea with Architectural Perennials and Grasses

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


Wonderfully bold, this perennial border combines colors and shapes to create a long-lasting and spectacular effect from summer to fall. The recipe to achieve such a magnetically attractive garden is quite simple: combine the primrose flower spikes of Kniphofia 'Percy's Pride' (Red Hot Poker) with the metallic blue heads of Eryngium x zabelii 'Jos Eijking' (Sea Holly) and the crimson foliage of Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron' (Japanese Blood Grass).

Add the majestic Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Feather Reed Grass) and architectural Phormium tenax Purpureum Group (New Zealand Flax). Underplant these easy-to-grow perennials and ornamental grasses with the glowing blooms of Arctotis x hybrida 'Flame' (African Daisy) and enjoy weeks of drama!

All plants are deer resistant, drought tolerant and low maintenance.

Garden Information

Hardiness 7 – 9
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Mediterranean Garden , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Arctotis - African Daisies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Calamagrostis - Reed Grass Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eryngium - Sea Hollies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kniphofia - Red Hot Pokers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Phormium - Flaxes


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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 7 – 9
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Mediterranean Garden , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Arctotis - African Daisies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Calamagrostis - Reed Grass Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eryngium - Sea Hollies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kniphofia - Red Hot Pokers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Phormium - Flaxes


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