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A Sparkling Summer Border Idea with Queen of the Prairie, Bee Balm and Culver's Root

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 early to late summer. Designed to bring structure and focus, it includes plants which require little care and tolerate wet or clay soils. All are deer resistant too!

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Wet Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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


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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 – 8
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Wet Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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


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Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosetrife)
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Filipendula rubra 'Venusta' (Queen of the Prairie)
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