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A Luminous Perennial Planting Idea with Echinacea pallida and Veronicastrum

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Summer borders, Garden Ideas, Border ideas, Perennial Planting, Perennial combination, Perennial Meadow, Echinacea pallida, Pale purple Conflower, Globe thistle, Echinops Ritro Veitch's Blue, Agastache rugosa

This pretty and low-care perennial border, in the prairie style planting, is composed of two vigorous perennials which will add drama in your garden from mid to late summer. Designed to bring structure and focus, it brilliantly associates the elegant, soft pink Echinacea pallida (Pale Purple Coneflower) with the vertical lavender flower spikes of Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Lavendelturm’ (Culver’s Root).

Attractive to butterflies or hummingbirds but ignored by deer, these plants also make excellent cut flowers. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Native Plants United States, Massachusetts, New York, Maine, Connecticut, Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, Southwest, Missouri, Michigan, Nebraska, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma
Tolerance Deer, Clay Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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Veronicastrum (Culver's Root) Echinacea (Coneflower)
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Echinacea purpurea ‘Ruby Giant’ (Coneflower)
Veronicastrum virginicum F. Roseum ‘Pink Glow’ (Culver’s Root)
Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Fascination’ (Culver’s Root)
Echinacea purpurea ‘Rubinglow’ (Coneflower)
Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’ (Coneflower)
Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Album’ (Culver’s Root)

Learn About These Genera

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver’s Root)
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 1 - 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Native Plants United States, Massachusetts, New York, Maine, Connecticut, Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, Southwest, Missouri, Michigan, Nebraska, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma
Tolerance Deer, Clay Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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Veronicastrum (Culver's Root) Echinacea (Coneflower)
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