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Peonies and Companion Plants - White & Pink Theme

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


A classic ingredient of the perennial border, peony flowers add a dazzling splash of color in the landscape. Pairing them with companion plants such as perennials, flower bulbs or even ornamental grasses, provides accent features in the form of shape, texture, height or color and enhances the beauty of your borders. 

Peonies flower for a relatively short period of time, approximately 7-10 days. However, they do not flower at the same time and are classified with a blooming time, ranging from Very Early to Very Late season. Therefore, to fill your garden with continuously blooming peonies throughout the season, you may elect to plant a variety of cultivars, from Very Early- to Very Late season bloomers.

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of white and soft pink, which includes 3 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession: 'Gardenia' (Early Midseason), 'Shirley Temple' (Midseason) and 'Mother's Choice' (Late Midseason).

They are interplanted with 3 superb Tall Bearded Irises with different flowering seasons for a longer display, 'Discovered Treasure' (Midseason), 'Celebration Song' (Late Midseason) and 'June Krauss' (Late Season).

All are combined with the architectural Lupine 'Noble Maid' and Allium 'Round and Purple' and the spectacular Oriental Poppy 'Prinzessin Victoria Louise'. The addition of the repeat-flowering English Rose, 'Heritage', will enable this lovely planting to last until fall. 

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

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Iris Germanica - Bearded Irises Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lupinus - Lupines Great Plant Combination Ideas with Paeonia - Peonies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Papaver - Poppies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses


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 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Informal and Cottage

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Iris Germanica - Bearded Irises Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lupinus - Lupines Great Plant Combination Ideas with Paeonia - Peonies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Papaver - Poppies Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses


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Paeonia lactiflora 'Gardenia' (Peony)
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