Injecting color, drama and late-summer fireworks in the garden, dahlias look fabulous on their own or combined with other plants. Many are graceful and integrate well into most borders, creating appealing planting combinations and providing interest from mid summer until the first frost.

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of coral and blue, which includes 5 great Dahlias, 'Apricot Desire', 'Bishop of Oxford', 'Melody Dora', 'Puerto Rico' and 'Surprise'.

They are interplanted with easy growing plants such as Achillea 'Inca Gold' (Yarrow), Aster x frikartii 'Monch', Aster 'Little Carlow', Pennisetum villosum (Feathertop Grass) and Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue' (Globe Thistle). 

Most plants won prestigious awards and make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home!