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A Spectacular Summer Planting Idea with Dahlia, Zinnia, Rudbeckia and Ammi visnaga

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This desirable and long-lasting summer border is fairly easy to replicate and includes spectacular ingredients. Valued for their hot and vibrant tangerine blossoms, Dahlias are beautifully leaping up out of a froth of pure white Ammi visnaga (Toothpick Weed) and gloriously teaming up with the cheerful blossoms of Rudbeckia hirta (Black-Eyed Susan). Edging this striking perennial combination are the bold orange mounds of blossoms of Zinnia 'Profusion'.

If kept regularly dead-headed, these beauties should last until frost!

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
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 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Dahlias Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rudbeckias Great Plant Combination Ideas with Zinnia


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