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A Long-Lasting Perennial Planting Idea with Kniphofia, Rudbeckia and Artemisia

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


Get inspired by the gardeners of the lovely Peacock Garden at Great Dixter and create stunning borders like this one. Combine tall, fiery orange Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker) with the creamy plumes of Artemisia lactiflora (White Mugwort), the golden petals of the tall Rudbeckia 'Herbstsonne' (Coneflower) and the profuse clusters of rosy-mauve flowers of the majestic Eupatorium maculatum (Joe Pye Weed).

Most plants have won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. All are deer resistant. Enjoy!

Garden Information

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

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Artemisia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eupatorium - Joe-Pye Weeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kniphofia - Red Hot Pokers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rudbeckias


Credit: GAP Photos/Jonathan Buckley - Design: Christopher Lloyd

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

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Artemisia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eupatorium - Joe-Pye Weeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kniphofia - Red Hot Pokers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rudbeckias


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Eupatorium maculatum (Spotted Joe-Pye Weed)
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