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A Fabulous Plant Combination for Moist Soils and Shady Gardens

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders


Brighten a moist and shady area of your garden with this striking plant combination pairing the remarkable flower plumes of Astilbes with the intriguing blossoms of Great masterwort (Astrantia major), the colorful umbels of Yarrow (Achillea), the fragrant golden blooms of Giant Cowslip (Primula florindae) and the purple vertical flower spikes of Big Betony (Stachys macrantha). An easy and remarkable late spring - early summer border to enjoy!

Most plants are low maintenance, trouble-free and ignored by deer and rabbits!

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 7 – 7
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Achillea - Yarrows Great Plant Combination Ideas with Astilbes Great Plant Combination Ideas with Astrantia - Masterworts Great Plant Combination Ideas with Primula - Primroses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stachys


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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 4 – 8
Heat Zones 7 – 7
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Achillea - Yarrows Great Plant Combination Ideas with Astilbes Great Plant Combination Ideas with Astrantia - Masterworts Great Plant Combination Ideas with Primula - Primroses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stachys


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