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    Excellent combination for sun From top: Leucanthemum, Sedum 'Purple Emperor', and Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violet'. Try this combination of cool-colored perennials in a sunny, dry to average spot in the garden. All are very low-maintenance plants and make great cut flowers too!

    Coleus and Echinacea combination

    fresh cut flowers - in the garden

    SHADES OF BLUE; Try this soothing blue combination of perennials that share a love for full sun and average to dry soil: Iris p. 'Variegata' and Baptisia australis.

    Gay Feather, Dense Blazing Star 'Floristan White' Liatris spicata

    Plant combination: salvia, public, and grasses

    Caradonna sage in combination - would look great with pink Phlox

    Linaria purpurea 'Canon Went' (Combine with Rosa 'Fantin-Latour')

    Pink cosmos---annual-easy to grow. Great cut flower.

    Plant combination: Santolina ‘Lemon Fizz’ and purple annual Verbena

    17 Low-Maintenance Perennials

    Astrantia major with Love in a mist.... perfect cottage garden combination

    Clustered bellflower produces showy, five-petaled, bell-shaped flowers that come in shades of blue, purple, and pink. They usually bloom for several weeks in summer and make excellent cut flowers, lasting for a week or more in the vase. Zones 3-8 http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/the-best-perennials-for-cutting/#page=4

    Liatris

    Low maintenance Russian Sage perennial. Great mid summer flowers. www.landscape-des...

    Purple Coneflower and Prairie Gayfeathers (Echinacea purpurea and Liatris spicata)

    Plant combination: Salvia Nemorosa Caradonna, with Astrantia Major (Great Masterwort)

    This casual and impressionistic mix is fairly easy to re-create and requires little maintenance. Blooming from late spring to mid summer, this naturalistic ensemble combines a few wildflowers and herbaceous perennials such as Flanders Poppy (Papaver Rhoeas), Sage (Salvia Nemorosa), Evening Primrose (Oenothera Speciosa) and Sweet William Catchfly (Silene Armeria).

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    Fabulous, colorful, low maintenance perennials for your garden. www.landscape-des...