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A Pretty Mediterranean Border Idea

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders, Mediterranean Borders


This Mediterranean border idea includes a lovely selection of shrubs and perennial plants that like it hot and dry. Deer and rabbit resistant, it features Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' (Lavender), Agapanthus 'Northern Star' (African Lily), Santolina pinnata subsp. neapolitana (Green Santolina), Arctotis x hybrida 'Flame' (African Daisy), Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' (Blanket Flower), Crocosmia 'Lucifer' (Montebretia), Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' (Sage) and Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' (Tickseed).

Blooming for months from late spring to late summer, most plants have received the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. Enjoy a colorful show in your waterwise garden!

Garden Information

Hardiness 8 – 9
Heat Zones 8 – 8
Climate Zones 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden , Mediterranean Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agapanthus - African Lilies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Arctotis - African Daisies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Coreopsis Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crocosmia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Gaillardia - Blanket Flowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lavandula - Lavenders Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages Great Plant Combination Ideas with Santolina


GAP Photos//Claire Higgins - Barnsdale 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 8 – 9
Heat Zones 8 – 8
Climate Zones 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden , Mediterranean Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agapanthus - African Lilies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Arctotis - African Daisies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Coreopsis Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crocosmia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Gaillardia - Blanket Flowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lavandula - Lavenders Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages Great Plant Combination Ideas with Santolina


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