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A Fabulous Plant Combination for Moist Soils and Shady Gardens

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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
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
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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Primula (Primrose) Astrantia Astilbe Achillea (Yarrow) Stachys
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Primula x bulleesiana (Candelabra Primrose)
Primula bulleyana (Candelabra Primrose)
Primula beesiana (Candelabra Primrose)
Trollius x cultorum ‘Superbus’ (Globe Flower)
Astilbe ‘Bridal Veil’ (Arendsii Hybrid)
Astilbe ‘Europa’ (Japonica Hybrid)

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Achillea (Yarrow)
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
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
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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Primula (Primrose) Astrantia Astilbe Achillea (Yarrow) Stachys
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United Kingdom
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