This airy and long-lasting summer border is fairly easy to replicate and includes just a few ingredients: charming fragrant Orchid Dahlias with flowers reminiscent of stars, which happily mingle with bouquets of "see-through" plants such as Tall Verbena (Verbena bonariensis) and Cosmos which are invaluable additions to borders thanks to the long-lasting floating flecks of color they elegantly weave among perennials. They are complemented with the graceful, slender stems of Gaura plants which will demonstrate how they got their nickname “whirling butterflies” as they dance in the breeze. Enjoy a captivating result!
A Stunning Summer Border with Dahlia, Cosmos, Verbena and Gaura
Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders, Fall Borders
Credit: GAP Photos/Christa Brand
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.
|Hardiness||5 – 9|
|Heat Zones||7 – 9|
|Climate Zones||8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 20, 22, 23, 24|
|Season of Interest||
(Early, Mid, Late)
|Soil Type||Loam, Sand|
|Soil Ph||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Soil Drainage||Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained|
|Characteristics||Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy|
|Landscaping Ideas||Beds and Borders|
|Garden Styles||Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden|