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A Ravishing Summer Border Idea with Roses and Sage

Summer Combination Ideas, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Spring Borders, Summer Borders


This summer border brims with gorgeous blooms and makes the garden sing from late spring to fall.

To recreate this lovely planting at home, you may want to combine the deep crimson-pink flowers of English Rose 'Darcey Bussell' with the cool purple flower spikes of Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'. Add the majestic Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' as an overtopping backdrop with its feathery flower plumes that are enchantingly light-filtering.

Complement with the brilliant and cheerful Sanguisorba 'Tanna' (Great Burnet), which will weave through the other plants, adding color and life to the late summer garden.

Lending wonderful architecture to the back of the border is Veronicastrum virginicum Album (Culver's Root) with its attractive flowers, lovely structure and form.

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Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Calamagrostis - Reed Grass Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sanguisorba - Burnets


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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 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Calamagrostis - Reed Grass Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sanguisorba - Burnets


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Rosa 'Darcey Bussel' (English Rose)
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