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A Lovely Mediterranean Border with Lavender and Lilies of the Nile

Plant Combinations, Summer Borders, Patio Gardens


Rich in texture and interest, this fragrant garden border features a fresh color palette of blues and purples with the intent of cooling and calming down an outdoor area overheated after a warm summer day.

Present in this lovely plant combination are Agapanthus 'Silver Moon' with its dazzling silver variegated foliage, the delightfully fragrant Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote', the extraordinarily eye-catching flower-heads and marbled foliage of Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Blue' (Mediterranean Sea Holly) and the airy violet-blue bouquet of Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Spire'. They are delicately veiled by Deschampsia cespitosa, creating a rich and delightful effect.

Designed by Paul Martin for the Hampton Court Flower Show in 2014, who would not want to enjoy a walk in such gorgeous surroundings?

Garden Information

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Mediterranean Garden , Traditional Garden

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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 7 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Mediterranean Garden , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agapanthus - African Lilies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eryngium - Sea Hollies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lavandula - Lavenders Great Plant Combination Ideas with Perovskia - Russian Sages


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