Garden Photo of the Day

Common plants, uncommon effect

A classic plant combo at Longfellow Gardens in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais
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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

You don’t need the latest and greatest plants to make a stunning plant combo. All of these plants are relatively easy to find in your local garden center: ‘Polaris’ verbena (Verbena rigida ‘Polaris’, Zones ), Artist Purple ageratum (Ageratum ‘Agmontis’, annual), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea cv., Zones ), ‘Victoria’ salvia (Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria’, Zones 8-11), gayfeather (Liatris sp., Zones 3-9), and flowering tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris, annual). This photo was taken at Longfellow Gardens in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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  1. Berrie 03/22/2010

    Lovely collection, these would work in the South as well.

  2. arboretum 03/22/2010

    Handsome handsome! Really helpful to see both photos together.

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