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An Eye-Catching Spring Path with Alliums, Tulips and Beardtongue

Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Spring Borders, Summer Borders

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Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Spring Borders, Summer Borders, Allium Purple Sensation, Tulip Dordogne, Penstemon Husker Red, Penstemon digitalis, Single Late Tulips

A colorful plant combination to cheer you up in late spring! Easy to replicate and low maintenance, this combo includes 3 superb top performers: Tulipa ‘Dordogne’ (Single Late Tulip), Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ (Ornamental Onion) and Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’ (Beardtongue).

Most plants make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home!

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Pathways, Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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Allium Tulipa (Tulip) Penstemon (Beardtongue)
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Penstemon ‘Stapleford Gem’ (Beardtongue)
Penstemon ‘Apple Blossom’ (Beardtongue)
Allium ‘Gladiator’ (Ornamental Onion)
Tulipa ‘Avignon’ (Single Late Tulip)
Tulipa ‘Menton’ (Single Late Tulip)
Allium ‘Globemaster’ (Ornamental Onion)
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 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Pathways, Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden
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Do I Need?
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Allium Tulipa (Tulip) Penstemon (Beardtongue)
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