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Dahlias and Companion Plants – Coral & Blue Theme

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orders, Aster Frikartii Monch, Dahlia Apricot Desire, Dahlia Melody Dora, Dahlia Surprise, Dahlia Bishop of Oxford, Aster Little Carlow, Pennisetum,

Injecting color, drama, and late-summer fireworks in the garden, dahlias look fabulous on their own or combined with other plants. Many are graceful and integrate well into most borders, creating appealing planting combinations and providing interest from mid-summer until the first frost.

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of coral and blue, which includes 5 great Dahlias, ‘Apricot Desire’, ‘Bishop of Oxford’, ‘Melody Dora’, ‘Puerto Rico’ and ‘Surprise’.

They are interplanted with easy-growing plants such as Achillea ‘Inca Gold’ (Yarrow), Aster x frikartii ‘Monch’, Aster ‘Little Carlow’, Pennisetum villosum (Feathertop Grass), and Echinops ritro ‘Veitch’s Blue’ (Globe Thistle). 

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

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Alternative Plants to Consider

Dahlia ‘Gerrie Hoek’
Aster dumosus (Bushy Asters)
Achillea ‘Terracotta’ (Yarrow)
Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’ (Purple Fountain Grass)
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
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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Pennisetum (Fountain Grass) Aster Achillea (Yarrow) Dahlia
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