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A Pretty Summer Border Idea with Irises, Astrantia and Grasses

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders


This perennial planting of herbaceous plants creates a colorful ornamental landscape in late spring or early summer. Towering above the delicate, claret flowers of Astrantia major (Mugwort) and the elegant clouds of feathery panicles of Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted Hair Grass), spectacular tall Bearded Irises garner the attention.

Deer resistant, most plants make excellent cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home!

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Astrantia - Masterworts Great Plant Combination Ideas with Iris Germanica - Bearded Irises Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages


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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 5 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Astrantia - Masterworts Great Plant Combination Ideas with Iris Germanica - Bearded Irises Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages


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