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A Late Season Border Idea with Asters and Grasses

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Fall Borders


Get inspired by this late season gravel garden where the showy violet-blue daisies of Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'Raydon’s Favorite' (Aromatic Aster) are beautifully combined with striking ornamental grasses, including the architectural Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' (Feather Reed Grass), the silky silvery feathers of Stipa tenuissima (Mexican Feather Grass) and the arrow-like flower heads of Calamagrostis brachytricha (Reed Grass).

Adding contrasting color, the tall wands of Gaura lindheimeri (Lindheimer's Beeblossom) add a unique texture with their white and pink flowers giving the appearance of butterflies floating in the garden.

An excellent border idea for the sunny landscape. Easy to grow, most plants are drought tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant and virtually pest and disease free. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 7 – 8
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden , Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Artemisia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Asters Great Plant Combination Ideas with Calamagrostis - Reed Grass Great Plant Combination Ideas with Gaura Great Plant Combination Ideas with Liatris Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stipa - Feather Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Yucca


Chanticleer Garden

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 7 – 8
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden , Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Artemisia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Asters Great Plant Combination Ideas with Calamagrostis - Reed Grass Great Plant Combination Ideas with Gaura Great Plant Combination Ideas with Liatris Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stipa - Feather Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Yucca


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Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'Raydon’s Favorite' (Aromatic Aster)
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Stipa tenuissima (Mexican Feather Grass)
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Gaura lindheimeri (White Gaura)
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