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A Sparkling Summer Border Idea with Helenium, Monarda and Veronica

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


This pretty perennial border, in the prairie style planting, is composed of vigorous perennials which will set your garden afire from mid summer until fall. Designed to bring structure and focus, it includes Helenium (Sneezeweed), Monarda (Bee Balm) and Veronicastrum (Culver's Root).

Attractive to butterflies or hummingbirds but ignored by deer, these plants also make excellent cut flowers. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Monarda - Bee Balms Great Plant Combination Ideas with Veronicastrum - Culver's Roots


GAP Photos/Elke Borkowski

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 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Monarda - Bee Balms Great Plant Combination Ideas with Veronicastrum - Culver's Roots


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