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Dahlias and Companion Plants – Pink & Blue Theme

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Flowerbeds Ideas, Summer Borders, Fall Borders

Border ideas, Perennial Planting, Perennial combination, Fall Borders, Summer Borders, Aster Frikartii Monch, Dahlia Fascination, Dahlia Karma Prospero, Dahlia Park Princess, Gaura Lindheimeri, Pennisetum, Sedum Autumn Joy, Stachys, Lamb's Ears

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 soft pink and blue, which includes 3 great Dahlias, ‘Fascination’, ‘Park Princess’ and ‘Karma Prospero’.

They are interplanted with easy-growing plants such as Aster x frikartii ‘Monch’, Gaura lindheimeri (Beeblossom), Pennisetum alopecuroides (Fountain grass), Sedum ‘Herbstfreude’ or ‘Autumn Joy’, Stachys byzantina (Lamb’s ears) and Ageratum houstonianum ‘Blue Horizon’ (Floss Flower). 

Most plants have won prestigious awards and are deer, rabbit, or drought tolerant. Enjoy!

Garden Information

Hardiness 6 - 8
Heat Zones 6 - 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

Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Rosea’ (Mountain Fleece)
Dahlia ‘Star’s Favorite’
Pennisetum villosum (Feathertop Grass)
Dahlia ‘Melody Harmony’
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 6 - 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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Do I Need?
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Ageratum (Floss Flower) Aster Dahlia Gaura Stachys Sedum (Stonecrop)
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