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A Striking Border with Astilbes and Grasses

Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Fall Borders, Winter Borders


For summer to fall exquisite beauty on easy care plants, combine architectural variegated Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis) with the brightly colored and graceful feathery plumes of Astilbes, the crimson blooms of Roses, the long-lasting buttonlike flowers of Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis triplinervis) and the golden Weeping Brown Sedge (Carex flagellifera). You will be rewarded with a delightful color show which will enlighten your garden for weeks.

Low maintenance and fairly easy to replicate, most plants will take your breath away!

Garden Information

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Anaphalis - Pearly Everlasting Great Plant Combination Ideas with Astilbes Great Plant Combination Ideas with Carex - Sedges Great Plant Combination Ideas with Miscanthus - Maiden Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses


Credit: GAP Photos/Richard Bloom, Design: Ernst Pagel

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 6 – 8
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Anaphalis - Pearly Everlasting Great Plant Combination Ideas with Astilbes Great Plant Combination Ideas with Carex - Sedges Great Plant Combination Ideas with Miscanthus - Maiden Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses


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Anaphalis triplinervis 'Sommerschnee' (Pearly Everlasting)
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