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A Mediterranean Garden Idea with Eryngium, Helenium and Lavandula

Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders


This colorful plant combination will cheer you up for weeks from early to late summer. Easy to replicate, this naturalistic planting is ideal for lazy gardeners who wish to put very little effort into a beautiful and low-maintenance garden.

This gravel garden lends itself to Mediterranean-style plants such as Silvery-gray Eryngium giganteum (Miss Willmott's Ghost), scarlet Heleniums 'Moerheim Beauty' and 'Sahin's Early Flower', rich violet-blue Lavandula x intermedia 'Grosso' (Lavender), lime-green Euphorbia cornigera (Horned Spurge) and Stipa tenuissima (Mexican Feather Grass) whose silky flowerheads move gracefully in the slightest breeze.

Deer or rabbit resistant, all plants provide plenty of nectar and pollen for visiting insects, and make excellent cut flowers too!

Garden Information

Hardiness 7 – 8
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden , Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eryngium - Sea Hollies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Euphorbia - Spurges Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lavandula - Lavenders Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stipa - Feather Grasses


GAP Photos//Jo Whitworth - Design: Sarah Taylor

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

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eryngium - Sea Hollies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Euphorbia - Spurges Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lavandula - Lavenders Great Plant Combination Ideas with Stipa - Feather Grasses


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Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' (Sneezeweed)
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