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An Exquisite Spring Border Idea with Sawara Cypress, Tulips and Muscari

Spring Combination Ideas, Bulb Combinations, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Spring Borders


Create pleasing contrasts in your spring garden. Combine the gracefully weeping golden foliage of the highly popular Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Aurea' (Sawara Cypress) with the graceful blossoms of Tulipa 'Ballade', an exceptionally beautiful Lily-flowered tulip, and the bright cobalt blue flowers of Muscari armeniacum (Grape-Hyacinth). Enjoy their color splash and fascinating display in mid to late spring. Fairly easy to re-create and low maintenance!

All plants are recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, 2B, 3A, 3B
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Evergreen
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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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 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Evergreen
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Chamaecyparis - False Cypress Great Plant Combination Ideas with Muscari - Grape Hyacinths Great Plant Combination Ideas with Tulipa - Tulips


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