Landscape Design forum: Plant Combinations

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Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
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knoxred
Sep 12, 2010 7:34 PM CST
some nice late summer / fall combos: (CLICK ON PHOTOS TO EXPAND THEM)

Rudbeckia triloba entertwined with a butterfly bush.
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Name: Red
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knoxred
Sep 13, 2010 4:37 AM CST
Rudbeckia 'Henry Eilers' with caryopteris
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Name: Red
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knoxred
Sep 17, 2010 5:41 AM CST
Phlox paniculatata 'Robert Poore' (top right) with Salvia greggii 'Raspberry'(lower left). The hint of blue near the back is Salvia guaranitica 'Black & Blue'.
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Name: Red
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knoxred
Sep 22, 2010 8:19 AM CST
yellow=Solidago 'Fireworks'
pink=Agastache 'Heatwave'
purple=Salvia leucantha
orange=Tithonia 'Torch'
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Name: Red
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knoxred
Sep 22, 2010 8:25 AM CST
From front to back:
purple nicotiana, Aster 'Purple Dome', Aster 'Crimson Brocade', Gaura 'Pink Cloud'.
Next to the gaura is another aster that is a really late bloomer. I'm hoping to have an overlap of bloom times, as that aster (Raydon's Favorite), will add another purple layer behind what is blooming now.
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Name: Red
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knoxred
Sep 25, 2010 6:44 PM CST
Here's a nice wildflower combo put together by Mother Nature: yellow & purple ironweed (Verbasina and Vernonia)
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Name: Red
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Oct 14, 2010 9:32 AM CST
Eupatorium coelestinum and Rosa 'Oso Easy Paprika Rose'
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Name: Red
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Oct 14, 2010 9:34 AM CST
Buddleia 'Black Knight' and Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
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Name: Red
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Oct 14, 2010 9:39 AM CST
Aster x 'English Countryside' and Salvia greggii 'Raspberry'
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Name: Red
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knoxred
Oct 14, 2010 9:44 AM CST
Notice that with all these late summer/ early fall combos, we haven't even gotten to the fall foliage color yet?
Fall isn't just about leaf watching. You can have amazing blooms right up to frost by choosing the right mix of plants.
Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
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knoxred
Oct 19, 2010 7:26 PM CST
Salvia leucantha, Aster (either 'English Countryside' or 'Raydon's Favorite', I'll have to go look) with Tithonia 'Torch'.
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Name: Red
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Jul 23, 2011 8:25 AM CST
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purple & red nicotiana
Name: Red
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Jul 23, 2011 8:28 AM CST
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zinnias & celosia
Name: Red
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Jul 23, 2011 8:30 AM CST
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'Strawberry Fields' gomphrena and 'Appleblossom' snapdragons
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Jan 2, 2012 9:35 AM CST
So how close do you plant the different plants. I would love to introduce some combinations such as yours but not sure how close to put them. Of course I assume it depends on the size of each plant when grown, or do they sort of grow together in a blend.
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Name: Steve
Millbury, MA (Zone 5b)
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steve_mass
Jan 16, 2012 7:12 AM CST
Hosta Fried Bananas (in full sun) with Petunia Purple Wave.

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Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
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ssgardener
Jan 16, 2012 6:19 PM CST
Wow, Steve, that's gorgeous! I never would have thought about planting petunias with my hostas. I'm actually thinking about planting some alliums with my hostas.

I was inspired by this image:

http://awaytogarden.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/bulbs/a...
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Jan 22, 2012 2:38 PM CST
I thought hosta needed shade, but petunias and alliums are sun loving. How does that work?
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 8, 2012 9:43 AM CST
Why did I come here?
I am just thrilled to see those lovely combinations.
Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
May 13, 2012 5:28 AM CST
Steve, that really is a nice combination. So there are some sun loving hostas? A neighbor on the court behind us has the most beautiful hostas, I've ever seen. We are prone for nightly buffets by Bambi and friends here and she sprays hers almost daily with Liquid Fence. She gifted me on Easter with a hosta plant of my own. I've potted it up in a larger pot and have it on our breezeway/patio so I can keep an eye on it better as I go in/out of the garage a lot during the day. The breezeway/patio is between house and garage. I can tell it has already grown since I repotted it. I don't recall the variety of it without going outside to look at the tag, which I hope is still there. Thanks for sharing your picture.

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