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A Serene Courtyard Designed for Long-Lasting Color and Interest

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Summer Borders


A peaceful and mesmerizing scene, where we cannot help but admire the purple hues of the delightfully fragrant Spanish Lavender (Lavandula Stoechas) and sculptural Ornamental Onions 'Purple Sensation' (Alliums), delicately undulating in the breeze over a mixed planting of silvery-gray Wormwood (Artemisia) and yellow-blossoming Santolina or Lavender Cotton (Santolina chamaecyparissus).

Designed for long-lasting color and interest by WA Design, this charming casual mix of colors and textures can be easily replicated in many sunny gardens.

Most plants are recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. All are drought tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 9 – 9
Heat Zones 8 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Mediterranean Garden

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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 9 – 9
Heat Zones 8 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Mediterranean Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Artemisia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lavandula - Lavenders Great Plant Combination Ideas with Santolina


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