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A Pretty Late Season Border Idea with Asters, Helenium, and Grasses

Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders, Fall Borders


Create a fantastic display in your garden in late summer or fall. Combine the vibrant deep violet blossoms of Aster amellus 'Violet Queen' (Italian Asters) with the crimson flower spikes of Kniphofia rooperi (Red Hot Poker) and the azure-blue spires of Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii' (Monkshood).

Interplant the arching sprays of butter-yellow Crocosmia 'John Boots' and the charming, white daisies of Leucanthemella serotina (Autumn Ox-Eye Daisy). Glistening for weeks in the late season, these easy-to-grow perennials make a striking contrast to the soft autumnal hues of the lovely Miscanthus sinensis 'Yakushima Dwarf' (Maiden Grass)

Add the architectural presence of Sorbus 'Joseph Rock' (Mountain Ash) and Eupatorium maculatum (Atropurpureum Group) 'Riesenschirm' (Joe-Pye Weed), two wonderful background plants with multiple seasons of interests.

Most plants are top performers and have been awarded prestigious awards. Fairly easy to replicate, this plant combination will glow for weeks. Enjoy!

Garden Information

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

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Aconitum - Monkshoods Great Plant Combination Ideas with Asters Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crocosmia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eupatorium - Joe-Pye Weeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kniphofia - Red Hot Pokers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Miscanthus - Maiden Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sorbus - Mountain Ash


©Clive Nichols

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 (Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Aconitum - Monkshoods Great Plant Combination Ideas with Asters Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crocosmia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eupatorium - Joe-Pye Weeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kniphofia - Red Hot Pokers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Miscanthus - Maiden Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sorbus - Mountain Ash


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Aster amellus 'Violet Queen' or 'Veilchenkönigin' (Italian Asters)
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