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A Pretty Late Season Border Idea with Kniphofia, Monkshood and Grasses

Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders, Fall Borders


Enjoy a glowing and colorful garden in late summer or fall. Combine the crimson flower spikes of Kniphofia rooperi (Red Hot Poker), the azure-blue spires of Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii' (Monkshood) and the long-lasting, fragrant blooms of Rose 'Sally Holmes' with the graceful Miscanthus sinensis 'Yakushima Dwarf' (Maiden Grass).

Complement this planting with Euonymus planipes (Spindle Tree), a large, deciduous shrub noted for its most dramatic fall foliage and very ornamental berries. Glistening in the late season, these easy-to-grow plants will enlighten your garden for weeks.

Most plants are top performers and have been awarded prestigious awards. Fairly easy to replicate, this plant combination will make your neighbors envious. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 4 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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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 4 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, 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 Euonymus Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kniphofia - Red Hot Pokers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Miscanthus - Maiden Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses


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