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A Pretty Pathway with Grasses and Charming Perennials

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Summer Borders, Fall Borders


A beautiful combination of ornamental grasses and perennials turn this path into a welcoming walkway. The flowing foliage of Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum' (Purple Fountain Grass), Pennisetum thunbergii 'Red Buttons' (Fountain Grass) and Stipa tenuissima (Mexican Feather Grass) helps soften the abrupt transition between the paving and the plantings.

Adding a delicate airiness to the path with their white umbels floating atop mounds of lacy foliage, Cenolophium denudatum (Baltic Parsley) and Selinum wallichianum (Milk Parsley) mingle with unmatched elegance with the grasses. They are paired with soft colored Astilbes, Centranthus ruber (Red Valerian) and Sanguisorba tenuifolia (Burnet) and wave a lovely tapestry that will gracefully sway in the breeze from mid summer to fall.

Garden Information

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

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Garden Information

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

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Astilbes Great Plant Combination Ideas with Pennisetum - Fountain Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sanguisorba - Burnets Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stipa - Feather Grasses


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Centranthus ruber (Red Valerian)
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