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A Glowing Fall Border with Asters, Chinese Lanterns and Butterfly Bushes

Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Fall Borders


A border of Asters is an unforgettable spectacle in the fall. Combine them with glowing Chinese Lanterns (Physalis franchetii) and Butterfly Bushes (Buddleja davidii) and you will enjoy a delightful color show which will enlighten your garden for weeks, from late until frost.

Low maintenance and fairly easy to replicate, this planting will attract butterflies and hummingbirds and make your neighbors envious. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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GAP Photos//Friedrich Strauss

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 1 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Asters Great Plant Combination Ideas with Buddleja - Butterfly Bush


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Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome' (New England Asters)
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Aster novi-belgii 'Professor Anton Kippenberg' (New York Asters)
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Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii (Chinese Lantern)
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