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A Long-Lasting Summer Garden Idea with Marigold and Sage

Plant Combinations, Summer Gardens

Plant Combinations, Summer Gardens, Marigold, Sage, Canna Lily, Dusty Miller

This summer garden idea combines easy-to-grow annuals and perennials in a lovely mix of forms and colors. Blooming all summer long, the bright orange flowers of Tagetes patula (Marigold) are beautifully combined with the rich violet-blue flower spikes of Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria’ (Mealy Cup Sage). Grown for its striking foliage, Jacobaea maritima or Senecio cineraria (Dusty Miller) is a bushy perennial or subshrub with silvery, finely textured, dissected leaves, sometimes with a lace-like appearance. Attractive throughout the growing season, it is striking in the night garden and perfect to soften color contrasts in the landscape.

Rich in nectar, most plants attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinating insects.

All plants are deer-resistant, drought-tolerant, and low maintenance. Most make lovely fresh bouquets to be enjoyed at home!

Garden Information

Hardiness 2 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 11
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Patio And Containers, Beds And Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage

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Alternative Plants to Consider

Tagetes patula ‘Hero Orange’ (French Marigold)
Tagetes patula Bonanza™ Deep Orange (French Marigold)
Salvia farinacea ‘Fairy Queen’ (Mealy Cup Sage)
Salvia farinacea ‘Blue Bedder’ (Mealy Cup Sage)
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 2 - 11
Heat Zones 1 - 11
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Patio And Containers, Beds And Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage
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