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A Pretty Spring Border Idea with Rhododendrons and Crocuses

Spring Borders, Bulb Combinations, Perennial Combinations


Rhododendron 'Praecox' is a beautiful early-flowering shrub bearing rosy lilac flowers in profusion in late winter to early spring. It is underplanted with the reddish-purple blooms of Crocus tommasinianus 'Whitewell Purple'. Among the earliest to flower, this crocus withstands wind, rain and is a great choice for naturalizing.

Other pairing options for your early flowering Rhododendrons are possible. Among the beautiful bulbs in their prime in late winter to early spring are Chionodoxa, Crocus chrysanthus, Narcissus bulbocodium, Narcissus cyclaminus, Scilla mischtschenkoana.

Garden Information

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , 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 6 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crocus Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rhododendrons - Azaleas


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