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An Easy Summer Planting Idea with Sage and Ornamental Grasses

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders


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!

Garden Information

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
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Pennisetum - Fountain Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages


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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 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
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Pennisetum - Fountain Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages


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