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A Late Summer Border Idea with Dahlias, Helenium and Persicaria

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How not to marvel at the color, beauty and arrangement of this summer border which can also be enjoyed from mid summer until fall? Fairly easy to recreate, this planting includes a beautiful harmony of lavender to purple to red Dahlias such as 'Lauren Michele', 'Martina', 'Ambition' or 'Bishop of Llandaff'. They happily contrast with the golden blossoms of 2 tall Helenium varieties, 'Feuersiegel' and 'Zimbelstern'.

Add the long-blooming pale pink spikes of Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Rosea' (Mountain Fleece) and the wonderful stature of Eupatorium maculatum (Spotted Joe-Pye Weed), and you will be charmed for weeks by their profuse blossoms and rich colors.

Most plants make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home. Enjoy!

Garden Information

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

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Dahlias Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eupatorium - Joe-Pye Weeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Persicaria - Fleeceflowers


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 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Cutting Garden , Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Dahlias Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eupatorium - Joe-Pye Weeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Persicaria - Fleeceflowers


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