Perfect for poor soils, this appealing summer border is fairly easy to replicate at home. Long-lasting, low care, deer resistant and drought tolerant, this planting combines the crimson-tinted pancake-like flower heads of Yarrow (Achillea) with the blue clumps and elegant creamy-white plumes of Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca). Enjoy weeks of color while doing virtually nothing!
A Terrific Duo to Try: Achillea and Festuca
Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders
Credit: GAP Photos/Jonathan Buckley - Design: John Massey, Ashwood Nurseries
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||4 – 9|
|Heat Zones||1 – 8|
|Climate Zones||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 20, 22, 23, 24|
|Season of Interest||Summer (Early, Mid, Late)|
|Soil Type||Chalk, Loam, Sand|
|Soil Ph||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Soil Drainage||Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained|
|Characteristics||Cut Flowers, Dried Arrangements, Fragrant, Showy|
|Tolerance||Deer, Drought, Dry Soil|
|Landscaping Ideas||Beds and Borders|
|Garden Styles||Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Traditional Garden|