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Dahlias and Companion Plants – Pink & Lavender Theme

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Border ideas, Perennial Planting, Perennial combination, Fall Borders, Summer Borders, Aster Little Carlow, Dahlia Gerrie Hoek, Dahlia The Phantom, Dahlia Karma Choc, Persicaria Rosea, Pennisetum Rubrum, Gladiolus Milka, Ammi Visnaga

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 glowing pink and soft lavender, which includes 3 fantastic Dahlias, ‘Gerrie Hoek’, ‘The Phantom’, and ‘Karma Choc’.

They are interplanted with easy-growing plants such as Aster ‘Little Carlow’, Ammi visnaga (Toothpick Weed), Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’ (Purple Fountain grass), Gladiolus’ Milka’ (Sword Lily), Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Rosea’ (Mountain Fleece) and Santolina chamaecyparissus (Lavender Cotton).

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

Garden Information

Hardiness 6 - 8
Heat Zones 4 - 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 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 Moist but Well-Drained, 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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Aster Santolina Persicaria Gladiolus (Sword Lily) Dahlia
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Gaura lindheimeri ‘Whirling Butterflies’ (Beeblossom)
Origanum ‘Rosenkuppel’ (Ornamental Oregano)
Aster x frikartii ‘Monch’ (Frikart’s Aster)
Dahlia ‘Chat Noir’
Pennisetum villosum (Feathertop Grass)
Dahlia ‘Karma Fuchsiana’
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 4 - 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 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 Moist but Well-Drained, 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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Aster Santolina Persicaria Gladiolus (Sword Lily) Dahlia
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