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A Glowing Prairie Planting Idea for Your Summer

Plant Combinations, Prairie Planting Ideas, Summer Borders, Fall Borders

Garden Ideas, Border ideas, Summer border, Fall Border, Rudbeckia Hirta, Black Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia Indian Summer, Lobelia Vedrariensis, Gomphrena 'Fireworks', Globe Amaranth, Borage, Borago Officinalis, Pennisetum Setaceum

Wouldn’t you love your sunny borders to look like this in the summer? Low maintenance and easy to grow, all these prolific bloomers will bring fireworks of color to your landscape all summer long!

Garden Information

Hardiness 3 - 8
Climate Zones 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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Pennisetum (Fountain Grass) Rudbeckia Lobelia
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Pennisetum orientale (Oriental Fountain Grass)
Rudbeckia hirta ‘Cappuccino’ (Black-Eyed Susan)
Rudbeckia hirta ‘Cherokee Sunset’ (Black-Eyed Susan)
Pennisetum villosum (Feathertop Grass)

Learn About These Genera

Rudbeckia hirta (Black-Eyed Susan)
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 3 - 8
Climate Zones 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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Do I Need?
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Pennisetum (Fountain Grass) Rudbeckia Lobelia
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