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A Terrific Border Idea with Kniphofia, Lobelia and Helenium

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Summer Borders


With their unusual shapes and brilliant colors, Kniphofias (Red Hot Pokers) and Lobelia (Lobelia x speciosa) are wonderful herbaceous perennials to combine in beds and borders. They enhance seasonal interest and help create striking summer borders, the golden-orange flower spikes of Kniphofia contrasting beautifully with the interesting vertical blossoms of Lobelia. Amass these plants in bold swathes together with warm-tinted Sneezeweed (Helenium) and enjoy!

This perennial combination enjoys a long season of interest, is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds and is deer or rabbit resistant!

Garden Information

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 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 Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kniphofia - Red Hot Pokers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lobelia


Credit: GAP Photos/Heather Edwards, Location: RHS Rosemoor

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 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 Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kniphofia - Red Hot Pokers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lobelia


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