Create appealing and eye catching contrast in your early summer borders. Combine the screaming magenta flowers of Geranium psilostemon, a tall hardy geranium species, with the outrageously beautiful pink blooms of Peony 'Sarah Bernhardt'. Easy to grow, requiring very little maintenance, both plants are ignored by deer and rabbits while attractive to butterflies! They also won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. Enjoy!
A Lovely Duo to Try: Peonies and Armenian Cranesbill
Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Spring Borders, Summer Borders
GAP Photos/Fiona McLeod
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.
|Hardiness||4 – 8|
|Heat Zones||5 – 8|
|Climate Zones||2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20|
|Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Season of Interest||
|Soil Type||Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand|
|Soil Ph||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Soil Drainage||Moist but Well-Drained|
|Characteristics||Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy|
|Landscaping Ideas||Beds and Borders|
|Garden Styles||City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage|