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An Eye-Catching Summer Border with Alliums, Achillea, Eryngium and Spurge

Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders


This colorful plant combination will cheer you up for weeks! Easy to replicate, low maintenance, this combo is not only colorful but is also deer and rabbit resistant! Attractive to butterflies, this naturalistic planting is perfect for sunny borders, gravel and rock gardens with dry soils. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden , Gravel and Rock Garden , Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Achillea - Yarrows Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eryngium - Sea Hollies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Euphorbia - Spurges


GAP Photos/Elke Borkowski

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 7 – 9
Heat Zones 7 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden , Gravel and Rock Garden , Informal and Cottage , Prairie and Meadow

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Achillea - Yarrows Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eryngium - Sea Hollies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Euphorbia - Spurges


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Eryngium x zabelii 'Big Blue' (Sea Holly)
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Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii (Mediterranean Spurge)
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Allium sphaerocephalon (Drumstick Allium)
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