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A Spring Border Idea with Lilac, Columbine and Meadow Rue

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


This ravishing garden scene can be enjoyed in late spring or early summer. Perfect for small gardens, it is fairly easy to replicate in your own garden and combines the fragrant lavender blooms of compact Syringa meyeri 'Palibin' (Lilac), the fluffy flowers of Thalictrum aquilegiifolium 'Album' (Meadow Rue) and the elegant vertical lines of dwarf Lupinus 'Gallery White' (Lupine). They are underplanted with low-growing Phlox divaricata (Woodland Phlox), elegant deep pink blossoms of one of the best re-blooming Heuchera (Coral Bells) and the exceptional Geranium 'Rozanne'.

Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, this refreshing plant combination includes many award-winning plants which are all low maintenance, deer and rabbit resistant! Enjoy a lovely spring!

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Aquilegia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Geranium - Cranesbills Great Plant Combination Ideas with Heuchera - Coral Bells Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lupinus - Lupines Great Plant Combination Ideas with Phlox Great Plant Combination Ideas with Syringa - Lilacs Great Plant Combination Ideas with Thalictrum - Meadow Rues


Photo credit : GAP Photos/Friedrich Strauss

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 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Aquilegia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Geranium - Cranesbills Great Plant Combination Ideas with Heuchera - Coral Bells Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lupinus - Lupines Great Plant Combination Ideas with Phlox Great Plant Combination Ideas with Syringa - Lilacs Great Plant Combination Ideas with Thalictrum - Meadow Rues


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