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An Easy Perennial Planting Idea with Echinops, Eryngium and Perovskia

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Prairie Planting Ideas, Summer Borders, Fall Border


Fairly easy to replicate, this pretty prairie planting includes a few spectacular elements which thrive on neglect while providing striking color and contrast for weeks.

This plant combination includes the misty froth of the lavender-blue flowers of Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage), the luminous creamy clusters of Eryngium yuccifolium (Rattlesnake Master) and the fascinating steel blue, globe-shaped flowers of Echinops ritro (Globe Thistle).

Fast growing with bumblebees and butterflies dancing in attendance, all these perennial plants are low maintenance, pest and disease-free, deer and drought tolerant, and make excellent cut flowers. Enjoy! 

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, 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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© Martin Ogden /www.teddingtongardener.com

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 6 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, 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 Echinops - Globe Thistles Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eryngium - Sea Hollies


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