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A Pretty Summer Border with Roses, Larkspurs and Sage

Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders


This gorgeous summer border has been realized with 3 stunning plants: tall, deep blue Delphinium Black Knight adds structure and height to this mixed planting with English Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll'. Producing clusters of the most beautiful, large, fully double, rich glowing pink flowers, this David Austin rose has a strong, beautifully rounded perfume considered by many to be the quintessential Old Rose fragrance.

Both blossoms mingle with the unique, rich lavender-pink flowers of Salvia Nemorosa 'Amethyst'. Providing a spectacular display from early to mid summer, the blossoms are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.

Most plants are recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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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 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Delphiniums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages


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