This desirable and long-lasting summer border is fairly easy to replicate in order to be enjoyed at home. Gloriously teaming up with the vertical purple-blue spikes of Salvia farinacea (Mealy-Cup Sage) are the long arching plumes of Pennisetum setaceum (Purple Fountain Grass) which sway gracefully in the summer breeze. Both plants are drought tolerant, deer resistant, require very little care and won prestigious awards. They may be grown as annual plants in cool winter areas. Enjoy!
An Easy Summer Planting Idea with Sage and Ornamental Grasses
Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders
Credit: Botanik Foto
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||2 – 10|
|Heat Zones||8 – 12|
|Climate Zones||8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2|
|Season of Interest||
|Soil Type||Loam, Sand|
|Soil Ph||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Soil Drainage||Moist but Well-Drained|
|Characteristics||Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy|
|Landscaping Ideas||Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers|
|Garden Styles||Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden|