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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


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 recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal horticultural Society. Enjoy! 

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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
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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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 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
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Echinops - Globe Thistles Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eryngium - Sea Hollies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sedum - Stonecrops


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