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An Easy-Care Border Idea with Kniphofia, Achillea and Eryngium

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Summer Borders


With their unusual shapes and brilliant colors, Kniphofias (Red Hot Pokers) and Sea Hollies (Eryngium bourgatii) 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 extraordinarily eye-catching, blue flower heads of Eryngium.  

Their blossoms are nicely complemented with the bright lemon-yellow umbels of Achillea 'Moonshine', a highly prized yarrow for its pleasantly aromatic, silver-green feathery foliage and its long-lasting blossoms. Amass these plants in bold swathes and enjoy weeks of color!

This perennial combination enjoys a long season of interest, is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, is deer and rabbit resistant, and drought tolerant.

Garden Information

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
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 Achillea - Yarrows Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eryngium - Sea Hollies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kniphofia - Red Hot Pokers


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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 6 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
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 Achillea - Yarrows Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eryngium - Sea Hollies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kniphofia - Red Hot Pokers


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