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A Stunning Summer Border Idea with Easy-to-Grow Perennials and Grasses

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders, Fall Borders


Wonderfully bold, this perennial border combines flower colors and shapes to create a spectacular effect. The recipe to achieve such a magnetically attractive garden is quite simple: interplant Agapanthus 'Headbourne Hybrids' and 'Loch Hope' (African Lily) with Kniphofia 'Tawny King' (Red Hot Poker), Penstemon 'Garnet' (Beardtongue) and Stipa arundinacea (New Zealand Wind Grass) and enjoy weeks of drama!

All plants are deer resistant, salt tolerant and are top performers, earning them the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. Most plants are also rabbit and drought resistant, and make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home!

Garden Information

Hardiness 8 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden , Informal and Cottage , Mediterranean Garden , Prairie and Meadow , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agapanthus - African Lilies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crocosmia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kniphofia - Red Hot Pokers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Penstemon - Beardtongues Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stipa - Feather Grasses


GAP Photos/Jason Ingram - Design: Martin Hughes-Jones

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 8 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 9
Climate Zones 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden , Informal and Cottage , Mediterranean Garden , Prairie and Meadow , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agapanthus - African Lilies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crocosmia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kniphofia - Red Hot Pokers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Penstemon - Beardtongues Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stipa - Feather Grasses


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