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Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Gold and Purple Theme

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Diva of the late spring garden, Bearded Irises grow and show well in any garden setting that meets their cultural needs. Pairing them with companion plants such as perennials, flower bulbs or even ornamental grasses, accent each other in shape, texture, height or color and enhance the beauty of your borders.

This plant combination, in shades of golden yellow and purple, includes the ravishing spring flowering bulbs, Tulip 'Blue Parrot' and Narcissus 'Tahiti', 3 luminous Tall Bearded Irises with different flowering seasons for a longer display, 'Better Than Butter' (Early, Mid and Late Season), 'That's All Folks' (Midseason)  and 'Fringe of Gold' (Late Midseason), the architectural Allium 'Purple Sensation' and Lupine 'Purple Swirl', the violet-blue blossoms of Salvia 'Caradonna' and Pulsatilla (Basque Flower) as well as one of the hardiest English Rose, 'Charlotte'.

Adding splashes of color in your late spring garden, this pairing will lengthen your bloom display and provide weeks of color until late summer.

Most plants have received prestigious awards and make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home!

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Iris Germanica - Bearded Irises Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lupinus - Lupines Great Plant Combination Ideas with Narcissus - Daffodils Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages Great Plant Combination Ideas with Tulipa - Tulips


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 5 – 7
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Iris Germanica - Bearded Irises Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lupinus - Lupines Great Plant Combination Ideas with Narcissus - Daffodils Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages Great Plant Combination Ideas with Tulipa - Tulips


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