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A Low Maintenance Summer Idea for your Borders with Bulbs, Perennials & Grasses

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders


Get inspired by this prairie planting which mixes the cool blue flower spikes of Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage) with the rounded, wine-purple heads of Allium sphaerocephalon (Drumstick Allium) and the extraordinary silky silvery feathers of Stipa barbata (Silver Feather Grass). Streaming from the tips of the flower stems, they float and undulate with the slightest breeze, dancing seductively over the planting. 

A very interesting border idea for sunny dry spots of the landscape. Easy to grow and low maintenance, all plants are drought tolerant, deer resistant and virtually pest and disease free. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
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, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Perovskia - Russian Sages Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stipa - Feather Grasses


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 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
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, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Perovskia - Russian Sages Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stipa - Feather Grasses


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