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A Pretty Perennial Planting Idea with Echinops, Eryngium and Sedum

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

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Summer borders, Garden Ideas, Border ideas, Perennial Planting, Perennial combination, Perennial Meadow, Globe thistle, Echinops Ritro Veitch's Blue,Eryngium giganteum, Sedum Matrona, Sea-holly

Fairly easy to replicate, this interesting prairie planting includes a few spectacular elements which thrive on neglect while providing striking color and contrast for weeks.

This plant combination includes the spiky, silvery-blue, egg-shaped flowerheads of Eryngium giganteum (Miss Willmott’s Ghost), the fascinating steel blue, globe-shaped flowers of Echinops ritro (Globe Thistle), and the umbrella-shaped, pale pink flowers of Sedum ‘Matrona’ showing off atop sturdy ruby stems.

Fast-growing with bumblebees and butterflies dancing in attendance, all these perennial plants are low maintenance, pest and disease-free, deer and drought-tolerant, and make excellent cut flowers. As an added bonus, these strong performers are recipients of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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Echinops (Globe Thistle) Eryngium (Sea Holly) Sedum (Stonecrop)
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Echinops bannaticus ‘Taplow Blue’ (Globe Thistle)
Sedum telephium ‘Purple Emperor’ (Stonecrop)
Eryngium yuccifolium (Rattlesnake Master)
Sedum ‘Herbstfreude’ (‘Autumn Joy’)

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Sedum (Stonecrop)
Echinops (Globe Thistle)
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 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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Do I Need?
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Echinops (Globe Thistle) Eryngium (Sea Holly) Sedum (Stonecrop)
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