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A Lovely Spring Border Idea with Peonies, Roses and Sage

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


This English-style border brims with gorgeous blooms such as scarlet peonies, soft pastel roses, purple salvias and tall spikes of Digitalis purpurea. More than enough to make the garden sing from late spring to fall.

To recreate this lovely planting at home, you may want to combine the crimson blooms of Paeonia lactiflora 'Karl Rosenfield' with the fragrant rosettes of Rose 'A Shropshire Lad' and Rose 'Lichfield Angel'. Interplant the cool purple flower spikes of Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht', the showy mauve-pink bracts of Salvia sclarea (Clary Sage) with the architectural pastel colored Digitalis purpurea, and enjoy a terrific summer garden!

Most plants have won prestigious awards and are ignored by hungry deer and rabbits.

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Digitalis - Foxgloves Great Plant Combination Ideas with Paeonia - Peonies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages


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 5 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Digitalis - Foxgloves Great Plant Combination Ideas with Paeonia - Peonies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages


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Paeonia lactiflora 'Karl Rosenfield' (Peony)
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