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A Long-Lasting Border Idea with Pelargonium, Heliothrope and Senecio

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Create a beautiful summer garden with this colorful and long-lasting plant combination idea that will enchant your hanging baskets, window boxes and raised beds for weeks from spring to fall. Bright pink Ivy Geraniums (Pelargonium peltatum) are beautifully combined with heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens) and Dusty Miller (Jacobaea maritima) to create a terrific summer border jostling for your attention week after week. Perennial in warm winter climates, all these plants can be treated as annuals in cool winter regions.

Garden Information

Hardiness 10 - 11
Heat Zones 9 - 11
Climate Zones 15, 16, 17, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Patio And Containers, Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Alternative Plants to Consider

Pelargonium peltatum ‘Temprano Salmon’ (Ivy Geranium)
Pelargonium ‘Concolor Lace’ (Scented Geranium)
Pelargonium ‘Imperial Butterfly’ (Scented leaf Angel Pelargonium)
Pelargonium ‘Kimono’ (Regal Pelargonium)
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 10 - 11
Heat Zones 9 - 11
Climate Zones 15, 16, 17, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Patio And Containers, Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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Senecio Pelargonium (Geranium)
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