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An Eye-Catching Border Idea with Alliums and Lupines

Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Spring Borders, Summer Borders


Wow! Such a lovely plant combination to cheer you up for weeks and impress your neighbors in late spring - early summer! Lupines (Lupinus Polyphyllus) are one of the most striking perennials in the late spring garden with their elegant lines, exquisite colors and fine-textured foliage. They partner extremely well with the tall, architectural ornamental onions (Alliums) to create spectacular displays.

Both plants naturalize well, attract butterflies and are deer resistant.

This planting idea is easy to replicate and low maintenance. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lupinus - Lupines


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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 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lupinus - Lupines


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