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A Lovely Spring Border Idea with Siberian Irises and Oriental Poppies

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


This garden bursts with early season color and elegant, frilly flowers. Only two ingredients have been used: Siberian Irises (Iris sibirica) and Oriental Poppies (Papaver orientale). Easy to grow, both these perennial plants require little care while providing a charming floral display. Easy to replicate, this lovely perennial combination will cheer you up from late spring to early summer.

All plants are drought tolerant and resistant to deer and rabbits. They also make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B
Exposure Full 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, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Iris Sibirica - Siberian Irises Great Plant Combination Ideas with Papaver - Poppies


Marcus Harper

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 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Exposure Full 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, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Iris Sibirica - Siberian Irises Great Plant Combination Ideas with Papaver - Poppies


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