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An Eye-Catching Border Idea with Alliums, Lupines and Euphorbia

Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Spring Borders, Summer Borders


Wow! Such a striking plant combination to cheer you up for weeks and impress your neighbors in late spring - early summer! It includes architectural ornamental onions with their spectacular deep-purple globes, lupines with their elegant lines, exquisite colors and fine-textured foliage and the incredibly showy Marsh Spurge. Easy to replicate and low maintenance, this perennial planting is not only colorful but is also deer and rabbit resistant!

All plants won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for their merits!

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 7
Heat Zones 6 – 7
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
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 Euphorbia - Spurges Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lupinus - Lupines


Credit: GAP Photos/Christa Brand - Weihenstephan Gardens, Germany

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 5 – 7
Heat Zones 6 – 7
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
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 Euphorbia - Spurges Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lupinus - Lupines


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Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental Onion)
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