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A Striking Border Idea with Irises, Siberian Spurge & Catmint

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders


This exquisite garden border would make your neighbors envious! Easy to replicate at home, this plant combination includes incredibly beautiful perennial plants, whose color, shape and texture contrast to create drama in the landscape. 

Most of these plants won prestigious awards, are drought and deer tolerant. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 8 – 8
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, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Euphorbia - Spurges Great Plant Combination Ideas with Iris Spuria - Blue Irises Great Plant Combination Ideas with Nepeta - Catmints


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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 8 – 8
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, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Euphorbia - Spurges Great Plant Combination Ideas with Iris Spuria - Blue Irises Great Plant Combination Ideas with Nepeta - Catmints


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Euphorbia seguieriana subsp. niciciana (Siberian Spurge)
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