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Dahlias and Companion Plants - Purple & Apricot Theme

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


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 purple and glowing apricot, which includes 4 ravishing Dahlias, 'Apricot Desire', 'Nepos', 'Thomas Edison' and 'Happy Single First Love'.

They are interplanted with easy growing plants such as Sedum telephium 'Purple Emperor', Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway' (Joe-Pye Weed), Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' and 'Loysder Wieck' (Sneezeweed) and Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Atrosanguinea' (Mountain Fleece).

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

Garden Information

Hardiness 4 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
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 Dahlias Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eupatorium - Joe-Pye Weeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Persicaria - Fleeceflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sedum - Stonecrops


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 – 7
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17
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 Dahlias Great Plant Combination Ideas with Eupatorium - Joe-Pye Weeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Helenium - Sneezeweeds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Persicaria - Fleeceflowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sedum - Stonecrops


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