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A Long-Lasting Summer Garden Idea with Marigold and Sage

Plant Combinations, Summer Gardens


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
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Coastal Garden , Informal and Cottage

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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
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Coastal Garden , Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Tagetes - Marigold Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages Great Plant Combination Ideas with Senecio


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