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A Fabulous Plant Combination for Wet Soils: Candelabra Primroses and Siberian Irises

Spring Combination Ideas, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Spring Borders, Summer Borders


Brighten a moist and shady area of your garden with this striking plant combination pairing the delicate presence and eye-catching blossoms of Candelabra Primroses with the vibrant, violet blue flowers of Siberian Irises. An easy and remarkable scenery to enjoy in late spring to early summer.

A perfect planting idea for bog gardens, near ponds and streams or for cottage gardens. All plants won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for their merits. They are clay soil, wet soil and deer tolerant! Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Wet Soil
Attracts Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Iris Sibirica - Siberian Irises Great Plant Combination Ideas with Primula - Primroses


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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 5 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Wet Soil
Attracts Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Iris Sibirica - Siberian Irises Great Plant Combination Ideas with Primula - Primroses


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