Alphabetical Plant Listing

A Lovely Prairie Planting Idea with Echinacea, Perovskia and Miss Willmott's Ghost

Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders, Prairie Plantings


Fairly easy to replicate, this lush prairie planting includes a few spectacular elements which thrive on neglect while providing striking color and contrast for weeks. This plant combination includes the spiky, silvery-blue, egg-shaped flowerheads of Eryngium giganteum (Miss Willmott's Ghost), the misty froth of lavender-blue flowers of Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage), the delicate white flowers of Gaura lindheimeri (Beeblossom) and the fresh-looking pink Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinglow'(Purple Coneflower).

Fast growing with bumblebees and butterflies dancing in attendance, all these perennial plants are low maintenance, pest and disease-free, deer and drought tolerant, and make excellent cut flowers. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Climate Zones 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)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

Get Garden Design Ideas


Great Plant Combination Ideas with Echinacea - Coneflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eryngium - Sea Hollies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Gaura Great Plant Combination Ideas with Perovskia - Russian Sages


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 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Climate Zones 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)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

Get Garden Design Ideas


Great Plant Combination Ideas with Echinacea - Coneflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eryngium - Sea Hollies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Gaura Great Plant Combination Ideas with Perovskia - Russian Sages


Border Calculator

Recreate this garden. Specify the percentages you would like to have of each plant and input the dimensions of your garden space.We'll give you a shopping list so you know how many plants you need.

%
%
%
%

ft
ft

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Eryngium giganteum (Miss Willmott's Ghost)
Find Suppliers
N/A
Echinacea purpurea 'Rubinglow' (Coneflower)
Find Suppliers
N/A
Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage)
Find Suppliers
N/A
Gaura lindheimeri (White Gaura)
Find Suppliers
N/A

Find your Hardiness Zone

Find your Climate Zone

Find your Heat Zone

Join Gardenia.net

Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

Join now and start creating your dream garden!

Create a New Collection

Optional. For your reference.


Move Selected Plants to a Different Collection


Delete Collection

This field is required.