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You may want to try this planting combination as a beautiful way of bringing interest to your garden path. All plants are drought and dry soil tolerant, fairly pest-free and low maintenance, excellent in fresh cut flower bouquets and will reward you with plentiful blossoms and happy butterflies! Easy to replicate too – Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 7 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 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)
Maintenance Low, Average
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders, Pathways
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Verbena Eryngium (Sea Holly) Lavandula (Lavender)
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Eryngium x zabelii ‘Jos Eijking’ (Sea Holly)
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’ (Lavender)

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Lavandula angustifolia (English Lavender)
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 - 9
Heat Zones 7 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 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)
Maintenance Low, Average
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders, Pathways
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage
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Verbena Eryngium (Sea Holly) Lavandula (Lavender)
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