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A Pretty Late Season Garden Idea with Perennials and Architectural Grasses

Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders, Fall Borders


Extend your garden season into fall. Add color and form with late-flowering beauties. This garden scene is packed with hardworking, easy care perennials and ornamental grasses that provide color and texture from their foliage, flowers, and seedheads from mid summer to fall.

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 8 – 8
Heat Zones 8 – 8
Climate Zones 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agastache - Hyssops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Canna - Canna Lilies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kniphofia - Red Hot Pokers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Miscanthus - Maiden Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Penstemon - Beardtongues Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sambucus - Elder Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sedum - Stonecrops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Verbena


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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 8 – 8
Heat Zones 8 – 8
Climate Zones 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agastache - Hyssops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Canna - Canna Lilies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kniphofia - Red Hot Pokers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Miscanthus - Maiden Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Penstemon - Beardtongues Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sambucus - Elder Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sedum - Stonecrops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Verbena


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Pennisetum setaceum (Purple Fountain Grass)
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