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A Superb Summer Border Idea with Coneflowers, Crocosmia, Hyssop & Phlox

Winning Plant Combinations, Plant Combination Ideas, Summer Borders


Create a beautiful garden with this wonderful and long-lasting plant combination idea that will enchant your borders from mid to late summer. 

Most plants are recipient of prestigious awards. All are deer resistant and make excellent cut flowers. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agastache - Hyssops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crocosmia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Echinacea - Coneflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Phlox


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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 6 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agastache - Hyssops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crocosmia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Echinacea - Coneflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Phlox


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Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus' (Coneflower)
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