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A Mediterranean Garden Idea with Lavandula, Helichrysum and Kniphofia

Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders


This colorful plant combination will cheer you up for weeks from early to mid summer. Easy to replicate, this Mediterranean-style planting is ideal for lazy gardeners who wish to put very little effort into a beautiful and low-maintenance garden.

The plant palette includes superb ingredients: the strongly fragrant and repeat flowering English Lavender ‘Thumbelina Leigh’ (Lavandula angustifolia), the luminous and spicy scented Helichrysum italicum (Curry Plant), the architectural and free-flowering Kniphofia 'Tawny King' and the statuesque Stipa gigantea (Golden Oats) whose silky flowerheads move gracefully in the slightest breeze.

Their colorful blooms are nicely complemented by those of Olearia x scilloniensis (Daisy Bush), a compact evergreen that gets so smothered with abundant clusters of white, daisy-like flowers in late spring that the leaves almost disappear.

Drought tolerant or deer resistant, most plants provide plenty of nectar and pollen for visiting insects, and make excellent cut flowers too!

Garden Information

Hardiness 8 – 9
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden , Informal and Cottage

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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
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden , Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kniphofia - Red Hot Pokers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lavandula - Lavenders Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stipa - Feather Grasses


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