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An Exquisite Long-Lasting Border Idea with Japanese Barberry and Cushion Spurge

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Create long-lasting, pleasing contrasts in your garden. Combine the showy, lime-green to gold bracts of Cushion Spurge (Euphorbia polychroma) with the attractive, coppery-purple foliage of Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea Nana'). Complement these foliage plants with the vibrant blossoms of a few exceptionally beautiful Lily-flowered tulips and enjoy their color splash and fascinating display from late spring to fall. Fairly easy to re-create and low maintenance!

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 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)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Attracts Birds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Berberis - Barberries Great Plant Combination Ideas with Euphorbia - Spurges Great Plant Combination Ideas with Tulipa - Tulips


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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 4 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 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)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Attracts Birds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Berberis - Barberries Great Plant Combination Ideas with Euphorbia - Spurges Great Plant Combination Ideas with Tulipa - Tulips


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Tulipa 'Ballerina' (Lily-Flowered Tulip)
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