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A Lovely Raised Bed Idea with Grasses, Blood Pinks and Sage

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Create stunning, easy care and long-lasting combinations for your sunny borders or raised beds like this one. Inspired from prairie planting, this modern and natural planting combines the cool purple flower spikes of ornamental Sage (Salvia) and bright golden-yellow umbels of Yarrow (Achillea) with the billowing blooms of Mexican Feather Grass (Stipa tenuissima) and New Zealand Wind Grass (Stipa arundinacea), providing an attractive contrast and airiness to this border.

Bobbing around them are lovely rich burgundy Carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus) and the purple heads of Drumstick Alliums (Allium sphaerocephalon).

All plants are deer and drought tolerant. Undemanding and easy to grow, they require little maintenance and enjoy a very long season of interest!

Garden Information

Hardiness 8 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage

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Garden Information

Hardiness 8 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Achillea - Yarrows Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Betula - Birches Great Plant Combination Ideas with Dianthus Great Plant Combination Ideas with Digitalis - Foxgloves Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stipa - Feather Grasses


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Stipa tenuissima (Mexican Feather Grass)
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Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht' (Wood Sage)
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Digitalis parviflora (Small-Flowered Foxglove)
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