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A Fabulous Border Idea with Primula vialii (Orchid Primrose)

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Summer Borders


Looking for an arresting border idea for your garden that would also be low care and deer resistant? You found it. Interplant the intriguing spires of lavender-purple airy bouquets of Orchid Primrose (Primula vialii) with the fluffy bottlebrush flowers of Japanese Burnet (Sanguisorba obtusa) and the eye-catching, violet-blue bouquets of Clustered Bellflower (Campanula glomerata). Let their blossoms wave a lovely tapestry that will gracefully sway in the breeze in mid summer. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Campanula - Bellflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Primula - Primroses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sanguisorba - Burnets


Credit: GAP Photos/J S Sira

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Campanula - Bellflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Primula - Primroses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sanguisorba - Burnets


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