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A Much Admired Spring Idea with Allium and Laburnum

Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Spring Borders, Summer Borders


Wow. Such a breathtaking plant combination to cheer you up for weeks in late spring - early summer. Easy to replicate, this planting includes 2 award-winning plants: Laburnum × watereri 'Vossii' (Golden Chain Tree) and Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental Onion). Simple but incredible! In this setting, the garden path is beautifully lit up by a tunnel of golden tresses which are under-planted with a double row of purple alliums. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 3 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises , Pathways
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums


Jerry Harpur

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 6 – 8
Heat Zones 3 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises , Pathways
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums


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