Easy Blooms and Ornamental Grass for a Sunny Border

This pretty floral combo in the classic complementary pairing of blue and orange provides summer-long blooms, fragrant foliage, and flowers for cutting. The addition of the white variegated form of feather reed grass provides a vertical element which gently sways in the summer breeze. Deadhead the geum to promote rebloom and shear the catmint after each flush of bloom to maintain a compact and tidy plant and also encourage repeat blooming. This plant combo is deer resistant, drought-tolerant and is attractive to pollinators.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun
Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Cottage, Naturalistic
Features: Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Flower Fest, Attracts Pollinator
Focus: Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Saving Water
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Late Spring / Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Fall

Care and Maintenance


Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo