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Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Border Planting Ideas, Summer Borders


This fascinating border has been created by landscape architect, Dina Deferme, for her own garden. Get inspired and re-create the same relaxed atmosphere in your own garden. Combine outstanding perennial plants such as Astilbe 'Deutschland' (Japonica Hybrid), Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' (Sage), Hosta crispula (Curled Plantain Lily), Rose 'Skylark' (Ausimple), Achillea millefolium (White Yarrow) and 2 ravishing Geraniums, 'Rozanne' and sanguineum Var. striatum, and enjoy the spectacle of your lush flower borders for weeks!

Most plants are drought tolerant, deer or rabbit resistant and enjoy a very long season of interest.

Garden Information

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Achillea - Yarrows Great Plant Combination Ideas with Astilbes Great Plant Combination Ideas with Geranium - Cranesbills Great Plant Combination Ideas with Hosta - Plantain Lilies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages


GAP Photos/Elke Borkowski

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 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Achillea - Yarrows Great Plant Combination Ideas with Astilbes Great Plant Combination Ideas with Geranium - Cranesbills Great Plant Combination Ideas with Hosta - Plantain Lilies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages


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Astilbe 'Deutschland' (Japonica Hybrid)
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Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' (Sage)
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