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A Lovely Backyard Retreat with Achillea, Festuca and Grasses

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders


This sunny summer border beautifully mixes colors, shapes and textures. Fairly easy to replicate at home, it combines the airy drifts of peach, golden-yellow or soft pink Achilleas (Yarrows) with 2 evergreen perennial grasses: the tight silver-blue cushions of Festuca glauca (Blue Fescue) and the graceful, silvery-green curls of Carex comans 'Frosted Curls'.

A plant combination which is long-lasting, drought tolerant and low care. Enjoy weeks of color while doing virtually nothing!

Garden Information

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 3A, 3B
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Mediterranean Garden , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Achillea - Yarrows Great Plant Combination Ideas with Carex - Sedges Great Plant Combination Ideas with Festuca - Fescues


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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 7 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Mediterranean Garden , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Achillea - Yarrows Great Plant Combination Ideas with Carex - Sedges Great Plant Combination Ideas with Festuca - Fescues


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