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A Prairie Style Garden Idea with Echinacea, Veronicastrum and Sedum

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Summer Borders


This perennial border is brimming with a colorful, naturalistic planting. It is the perfect tranquil setting in which to relax and enjoy a summer day with friends and family.

Planted in a prairie style, this lush garden features bold groups of same species plants, which typically flower for long periods during the summer months and hold their architectural form during the winter months. Starring in this colorful show are Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' and 'Rubinglow'(Coneflower), Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album' (Culver's Root), Eupatorium maculatum (Spotted Joe-Pye Weed), Sedum 'Brilliant' (Stonecrop), Geranium 'Rozanne' (Cranesbill), Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' (Smooth Hydrangea), Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena) and Stipa tenuissima (Mexican Feather Grass)

A simple and easy plant combination to create for a lovely and unforgettable spectacle! Easy to grow and fairly low care, most plants are attractive to butterflies or hummingbirds!

Garden Information

Hardiness 7 – 8
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Echinacea - Coneflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eupatorium - Joe-Pye Weeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Geranium - Cranesbills Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sedum - Stonecrops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stipa - Feather Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Verbena Great Plant Combination Ideas with Veronicastrum - Culver's Roots


Credit: GAP Photos/Richard Bloom - Garden designed by Paul Mercer

 

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 – 8
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Echinacea - Coneflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eupatorium - Joe-Pye Weeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Geranium - Cranesbills Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sedum - Stonecrops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stipa - Feather Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Verbena Great Plant Combination Ideas with Veronicastrum - Culver's Roots


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Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' (Coneflower)
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