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A Pretty Planting Combination with Alliums, Poppies and Columbines

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This lovely plant combination is rich of many exciting contrasts in colors and shapes. Popping up from the flowerbed like so many out-stretched ostrich necks are the tall and elegant flower spikes of Verbascum 'Caribbean Crush' (Mullein) and the dense white puffball flower umbels of Allium 'Mont Blanc'. They both excel in the garden as elegant vertical accents with architectural interest.

They mingle beautifully with the delicate airy blooms of Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' (Cow Parsley) and emerge together from a black sea where the chocolate-purple, ferny foliage of 'Ravenswing' and the terrific Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Black Barlow' (Columbine) are the star performers.

Blooming from late spring to early summer, this ensemble is easy to replicate at home. There is no possible way to get tired of this rich and intriguing mix of texture and colors.

Garden Information

Hardiness 7 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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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 7 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Black Barlow' (Columbine)
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