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An Eye-Catching Spring Border with Irises, Foxgloves and Poppies

Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Spring Borders, Summer Borders


Adding a hot punch of color to the perennial border in late spring, vibrant red Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird (Poppy) and Centaurea cyanus (Cornflower) hover around two splendid Tall Bearded Irises, the architectural Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice' (Common Foxglove) and Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental Onion). At the back of the border sits the striking perennial herb, Angelica archangelica (Angelica), providing height and structure to the garden and well-known for its use in pudding and cake decorations. At the front of the border, Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion) will bloom later in the season, adding grace and cheerful color in the landscape with its  profusion of long-lasting, glowing magenta trumpet-shaped flowers.  

Easy to replicate and relatively low maintenance, this plant combination is deer resistant and will put a smile on your face for many weeks!

 

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Centaurea - Cornflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Digitalis - Foxgloves Great Plant Combination Ideas with Iris Germanica - Bearded Irises Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lychnis - Campions Great Plant Combination Ideas with Papaver - Poppies


GAP Photos//Suzie Gibbons - design: Tom Coward

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 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low, Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Centaurea - Cornflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Digitalis - Foxgloves Great Plant Combination Ideas with Iris Germanica - Bearded Irises Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lychnis - Campions Great Plant Combination Ideas with Papaver - Poppies


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Papaver commutatum 'Ladybird' (Poppy)
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