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A Fragrant Spring Border with Tulip ‘Heart’s Delight’, Muscari Latifolium, Hyacinths ‘Woodstock’ & ‘Splendid Cornelia’

Spring Borders, Bulb Combinations, Perennial Combinations

Spring Borders, Bulb Combinations, Perennial Combinations, Tulip Heart's Delight, Hyacinth Woodstock, Hyacinth Splendid Cornelia, Muscari Latifolium, Spring Border Idea, Early spring border

Welcome spring with an intoxicating and visually enchanting floral mix! Create a breathtaking tableau by pairing the low-lying Waterlily Tulip ‘Heart’s Delight’, famous for its vibrant contrasting hues and expansive petal structure, with the heavenly scented purple Hyacinth ‘Woodstock’ and its lilac sister, Hyacinth ‘Splendid Cornelia’. Intersperse Broad-leaved Grape Hyacinth bulbs throughout the arrangement to elevate the color spectrum and add another layer of aromatic allure.

This thoughtfully curated planting scheme is highly adaptable—suitable for traditional garden beds and borders, rock gardens, or even container gardening. It offers not just a visual feast, but a fragrant one as well, making your garden a multisensory delight. So whether you’re planting in spacious beds or compact containers, this fragrant and vivid combination promises to make your spring garden a place of beauty and aroma. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers

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Muscari (Grape Hyacinth) Hyacinthus (Hyacinth) Tulipa (Tulip)
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Tulipa ‘Ancilla’ (Kaufmanniana Tulip)

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Muscari (Grape Hyacinth)
Kaufmanniana Tulips
Hyacinthus orientalis (Dutch Hyacinth)
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 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
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Muscari (Grape Hyacinth) Hyacinthus (Hyacinth) Tulipa (Tulip)
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