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A Pretty Spring Border with Allium, Eryngium and Grasses

Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Spring Borders, Summer Borders


Gleaming with a metallic sheen, Allium 'Firmament' is an impressive Ornamental Onion with particularly long-lasting flowers. It is combined in this late spring garden with the exceptionally graceful Mexican Feather Grass (Nassella tenuissima or Stipa Tenuissima) and the luminous Eryngium bourgatii 'Picos Blue' (Mediterranean Sea Holly). Dense clumps of grassy green foliage, with upright stems of golden-yellow trumpet flowers are about to add their cheerful color to this plant combination and create a beautiful tapestry of changing colors.

Easy to replicate and relatively low maintenance. All plants are rabbit resistant and drought tolerant. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 7 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eryngium - Sea Hollies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Hemerocallis - Daylilies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stipa - Feather Grasses


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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
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eryngium - Sea Hollies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Hemerocallis - Daylilies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stipa - Feather Grasses


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