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A Summer Border Idea with Hibiscus and Roses

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Get inspired by this colorful garden idea noted for its long season of interest and attractive mix of shrubs, perennials and ornamental grasses. Blooming for weeks from early summer to fall, the popular Knock Out Rose is beautifully combined with the showy scarlet flowers and dark foliage of 'Hibiscus Midnight Marvel' (Rose Mallow).

This ravishing ensemble is framed by the pink and white blooms of Hydrangea paniculata Sunday Fraise and Limelight, the architectural Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' (Switch Grass) and the striking Cotinus coggyria 'Royal Purple (Smoke Bush).

One of the most brilliant Japanese Maples for fall color, Acer x freemanii 'Autumn Blaze' (Freeman Maple) adds a spectacular touch to the garden.

An excellent garden idea for the sunny landscape. Easy to grow, most plants are drought tolerant, attract butterflies and hummingbirds, are deer and rabbit resistant and recipients of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 3 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Acer - Maples Great Plant Combination Ideas with Echinacea - Coneflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Hibiscus Great Plant Combination Ideas with Hydrangea Great Plant Combination Ideas with Panicum - Switch Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Shrub Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Verbena


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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 – 8
Heat Zones 3 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Acer - Maples Great Plant Combination Ideas with Echinacea - Coneflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Hibiscus Great Plant Combination Ideas with Hydrangea Great Plant Combination Ideas with Panicum - Switch Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Shrub Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Verbena


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