Annual plants bring color and excitement to summer gardens. This desirable and long-lasting border idea is a great example. It uses very interesting flowering plants such as Tithonia rotundifolia (Mexican Sunflower), Cleome hassleriana 'Violet Queen' (Spider Flower) and 'Benary's Giant' Zinnias for a spectacular combination. Valued for their tall, vibrant blossoms, they literally leap up out of the border, where they gloriously team up with the long arching plumes of Pennisetum villosum (Feathertop Grass) and the feathery, aromatic foliage of Foeniculum vulgare 'Rubrum' (Bronze Fennel). These last two plants add airiness and movement to the planting.

Easy to replicate in your own sunny garden, this striking plant combination will last for months until frost.

All plants are drought tolerant and easy care. Enjoy!