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A Glowing Summer Border Idea with Dahlias, Helenium and Nepeta

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


How not to marvel at the color, beauty and arrangement of this summer border that can also be enjoyed in early fall. Fairly easy to recreate, it includes a gaily-colored Dahlia, a crimson and gold Helenium (Sneezeweed) and the cool lavender blooms of Nepeta (Catmint).

Most plants have won prestigious awards and make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home. All are deer tolerant!

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Dahlias Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Nepeta - Catmints


Credit: GAP Photos/Elke Borkowski

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 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Dahlias Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Nepeta - Catmints


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