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A Lovely Spring Border Idea with Peonies

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


A border of mixed herbaceous peonies is always an image of beauty and elegance. If you plant peonies in your home garden, certainly consider planting them in groups. There is no doubt peonies are beautiful individually, but in drifts they create a magical and breathtaking scenery. Interplant them with the rich violet-blue blossoms of Geranium x magnificum and the lime green flowers of Alchemilla mollis (Lady's Mantle) and enjoy a terrific spring garden!

All plants attract butterflies, but are deer and rabbit resistant. Most of them are super stars and won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society!

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage

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GAP Photos/Christa Brand - Weihenstephan Gardens

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 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alchemilla - Lady's Mantle Great Plant Combination Ideas with Geranium - Cranesbills Great Plant Combination Ideas with Paeonia - Peonies


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