Alphabetical Plant Listing

A Glowing Prairie Planting Idea for Your Summer

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


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
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
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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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lobelia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Pennisetum - Fountain Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rudbeckias


Photo: GAP Photos/Dave Zubraski

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
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
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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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lobelia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Pennisetum - Fountain Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rudbeckias


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Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum' (Purple Fountain Grass)
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Gomphrena globosa 'Fireworks' (Globe Amaranth)
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Lobelia x speciosa 'Vedrariensis' (Lobelia)
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