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A Terrific Border with Rudbeckia, Japanese Blood Grass and Geranium

Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders, Fall Borders


A spectacular plant combination to enjoy for weeks, from mid summer to fall! It combines the incandescent vertical blades of Japanese Blood Grass (Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'), with the glowing blossoms of Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii) and the cool blue flowers of Geranium 'Rozanne'.

Fairly easy to replicate, this planting will make your neighbors envious. All plants are deer and drought tolerant!

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 3 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Geranium - Cranesbills Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rudbeckias


Credit: GAP Photos/Elke Borkowski

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 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Geranium - Cranesbills Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rudbeckias


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Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron' (Japanese Blood Grass)
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