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A Lovely Mediterranean Border with Erysimum, Artemisia and Calamintha

Plant Combinations, Summer Borders, Patio Gardens


Packed with deer and drought resistant plants, this Mediterranean raised bed is a delight in terms of fragrance, color and texture. At the foot of an old gnarled olive tree are easy to grow perennials and shrubs offering a very long season of interest extending from spring to fall.

Among them are the highly colorful Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' (Wallflower), the particularly showy Cistus purpureus (Purple-Flowered Rock Rose) and the architectural  Phlomis fruticosa (Jerusalem Sage).

Foliage interest and delicious fragrance are generously contributed by the lacy foliage of Artemisia 'Powis Castle', the gray-green leaves of Calamintha nepeta (Lesser Calamint), the low-growing Rosmarinus officinalis Prostratus (Creeping Rosemary) or the feathery leaves of Santolina pinnata subsp. nepolitana (Green Santolina).

A relatively low care garden idea for months of pleasure!

Garden Information

Hardiness 8 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosmarinus - Rosemary Great Plant Combination Ideas with Artemisia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Cistus - Rock Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Erysimum - Wallflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Phlomis Great Plant Combination Ideas with Santolina


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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 8 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosmarinus - Rosemary Great Plant Combination Ideas with Artemisia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Cistus - Rock Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Erysimum - Wallflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Phlomis Great Plant Combination Ideas with Santolina


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