Regions / Montana
Selecting plants suited to the climate of Montana is a key step to success.
A plant's performance is governed by many climate-related factors, including the length of the growing season, the amount of rainfall, winter lows, summer highs, wind, or humidity. Various initiatives have taken place to determine how well plants would withstand the cold winter temperatures (Plant Hardiness Zones) or when plants would start suffering from the heat (Plant Heat Zones). A more sophisticated approach has been followed by Sunset, which defines Climate Zone Maps based not only on hardiness or heat tolerance but also on precipitations, wind, humidity, and various other climate-related factors.
Montana belongs to Climate Zone 1. If you know your climate zone, find the best plants or exciting garden ideas for your geographic area.
A Spectacular Spring Border Idea with Tulip 'Heart's Delight' & Crocus 'Remembrance'
A fabulous flower carpet in early spring! Prior to the blooming of the majority of the perennials, the crocuses will be happily and busily cheering up the garden
A Traffic-Stopping Spring Border Idea with Bold Tulips and Muscari
Get creative and cheer up your mid-late spring garden! Cobalt blue muscari and glowing golden yellow tulips adorned with fiery scarlet edges, make a bold impression together. Fairly easy to replicate, even for the beginner gardener!
A Fragrant Spring Border with Tulip 'Heart's Delight', Muscari Latifolium, Hyacinths 'Woodstock' & 'Splendid Cornelia'
A fabulous flower carpet in early - mid spring!
A Pretty Spring Border Idea with Tulips and Bleeding Hearts
The charming blooms of bleeding hearts (Dicentra) are an elegant addition to the late spring and early summer garden. Featured in this plant combination is 'Gold Heart', a stunning selection with rosy-pink blossoms and brilliant golden-yellow lacy leaves. The luminous foliage creates a perfect foil for late-flowering, rich purple tulips.
A Fragrant Spring Border Idea with Double Early Tulips & Muscari
Get creative and cheer up your mid spring garden! Cobalt blue muscari and glowing apricot tulips make a bold impression together. Fairly easy to replicate, even for the beginner gardener!
A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Princess Alexandra of Kent' & Phacelia tanacetifolia
With unusually large flowers of a warm, glowing pink rich with a fresh tea fragrance, Rose 'Princess Alexandra of Kent' creates a memorable display when paired with the abundant and long-lasting bell-shaped flowers of Phacelia tanacetifolia (Fiddleneck). Aside from being very ornamental, this hardy annual is a perfect rose companion plant as it attracts scores of beneficial insects
A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Crocus Rose' & Phacelia tanacetifolia
Roses are healthier when provided with companion plants to help repel destructive bugs while encouraging beneficial insects. Some flowering plants attract beneficial insects that help to control insect pests on your roses.
A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll' & Geranium 'Brookside'
Hardy geraniums are classic rose companions. They are great at insinuating themselves among the bare legs of roses, helping to reinforce the beauty of their romantic blooms and prevent diseases.
A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Wisley 2008' & Aster x frikartii 'Monch'
Lavender-blue daisies blend beautifully with many roses, creating scenes that shine with living colors. Here, the fragrant, fully double blossoms of English Rose 'Wisley 2008' agreeably combine their pure soft pink rosettes with one of the most popular asters today
A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Teasing Georgia' & Achillea 'Paprika'
Roses are healthier when we provide them with companion plants which help repel destructive bugs and pests while encouraging beneficial insects.
A Fabulous Trio: Rose 'Lady of Shalott', Achillea & Nepeta
Growing roses by themselves would be an open invitation to the pests and diseases that favor roses. Roses are healthier when we provide them with companion plants which help repel destructive bugs and pests while encouraging beneficial insects.
A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Grace' & Heuchera 'Marmalade'
Perfect for hiding the leggy stems of rose bushes, Heuchera (Coral Bells) make soft ground covers around their bases, their mounds of scalloped-edged foliage adding texture and interest to mixed borders.
A Spectacular Spring Border Idea with Tulip 'Ancilla' & Crocus 'Remembrance'
This spectacular bulb combination will happily cheer up your garden in early spring prior to the blooming of the majority of the perennials
A Long-Lasting Spring Tulip Border for Weeks of Color
A dazzling splash of color in the mid - late spring garden!
A Spectacular Border Idea for Your Mid-Late Spring Garden using Tulips
A jaw-dropping border for mid - late spring!