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A Lovely Mediterranean Border with Russian Sage and Lilies of the Nile

Plant Combinations, Summer Borders


Rich in texture and interest, this fragrant garden border features a fresh color palette of blues and purples with the intent of cooling and calming down an outdoor area overheated after a warm summer day.

Present in this lovely plant combination are attractive Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile) with their blue rounded clusters with star-shaped flowers numbering from 20 to more than 100. They open up gradually over a long blooming period, and partner well with the airy violet-blue bouquets of Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage).

They are delicately veiled by the charming, rosy-purple blossoms of Dierama pulcherrimum (Angel's Fishing Rod), an elegant, evergreen perennial with gracefully arching stems which add delightful movement to the garden as they sway in the breeze.

Plant these wonderful perennial plants near a pool where they can be reflected for double the pleasure.

Garden Information

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 8 – 9
Climate Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
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, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Mediterranean Garden

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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 8 – 9
Climate Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
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, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Mediterranean Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agapanthus - African Lilies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Perovskia - Russian Sages


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