Favorite Combo: Salvia and Helenium


Salvia 'Mystic Spires' and Helenium autumnale

My new favorite perennial combo in the garden is Salvia ‘Mystic Spires’ and Helenium autumnale.  The little yellow round disks combined with the purple spikes is interesting as well as complimentary.  Here’s some info on both of these great perennials:

Salvia ‘Mystic Spires’:

  • fragrant foliage
  • blooms summer-fall
  • heat & drought tolerant
  • Attracts butterflies, bees & hummingbirds
  • deer resistant
  • Full to Partial Sun
  • Hardy in zones 7a-11

Helenium autumnale:

  • native to North America
  • blooms late summer-fall
  • prefers full sun
  • attracts bees & butterflies
  • hardy 3a-8b
  • propogate by division or seed
  • Blooms are red, orange, yellow & maroon

Hope everyone has a nice weekend in or out of the garden!  🙂


14 responses to this post.

  1. You are right, great combination! Keep an eye on your Helenium, had to pull one because of Aster Yellows…. 😦


  2. Love it…Blue and Yellow are just magical together!


  3. That is a pretty combo Racquel. But then I do love purples and yellows together.


  4. I have always loved these colors together. Your garden photos are always lovely.


  5. This is a lovely combo one i will have to try in my garden.


  6. A lovely combo, Racquel! I think that purple, surprisingly, complements just about every color in the garden.


  7. I’m also a fan of yellow and blue! Mystic Spires is wonderful, but I couldn’t get it to overwinter here, so I switched to Victoria Blue.


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