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Dahlias and Companion Plants - Hot Color Theme

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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 red, orange and yellow, which includes 3 fantastic Dahlias, 'Bishop of Llandaff', 'Bridge View Aloha' and 'Pooh'.

They are interplanted with easy growing plants such as Achillea 'Terracotta' (Yarrow), Crocosmia 'Lucifer', Erysimum 'Apricot Twist' (Wallflower), Helenium 'Walltraut' (Sneezeweed), Hemerocallis 'Stafford' (Daylily) and Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'.

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

Garden Information

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 3 – 8
Climate Zones 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
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Achillea - Yarrows Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crocosmia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Dahlias Great Plant Combination Ideas with Erysimum - Wallflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Hemerocallis - Daylilies


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 6 – 8
Heat Zones 3 – 8
Climate Zones 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
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Achillea - Yarrows Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crocosmia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Dahlias Great Plant Combination Ideas with Erysimum - Wallflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Hemerocallis - Daylilies


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