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A Hot Summer Border Idea with Helenium, Crocosmia, Achillea and Verbena

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


This pretty informal border is composed of vigorous perennials which will set your garden afire from early summer until fall. Low maintenance and fairly easy to replicate, this perennial planting combines the warm-tinted Jerusalem sage (Phlomis russeliana) and pancake-like flower heads of Yarrow (Achillea) with the fiery color Montbretia (Crocosmia), the rich red and gold blossoms of Sneezeweed (Helenium) which happily contrast with the airy bouquets of Tall Verbena (Verbena bonariensis).

All plants are recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. They are deer tolerant too. Enjoy!

Garden Information

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

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Achillea - Yarrows Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crocosmia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Phlomis Great Plant Combination Ideas with Verbena


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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 7 – 8
Climate Zones 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Achillea - Yarrows Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crocosmia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Phlomis Great Plant Combination Ideas with Verbena


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