Plant Combinations

 

Plant combinations, Border ideas, Shade garden ideas, Perennial combination, Mixed Borders, Shrub borders, Perennial borders, Companion plants, Companion planting, spring garden ideas, summer garden ideas, fall garden ideas

Plant Combination Ideas

All gardeners want to create exciting borders in terms of color, form, or texture. However, pairing plants in a beautiful or dramatic fashion is not always easy. How best to pair perennials or shrubs? What blooms with what and when? What plants to pick for a shady border, dry or wet soils, hot summer or cool winter gardens?

Our goal is to guide you all along the process and provide you with winning design ideas. We collect stunning pictures of gardens created by talented professionals and provide you with all the information you need to easily re-create them at home. We include a list of plants used, quantities needed, and a list of nurseries where to find them.



A Super Climbing Duo with Clematis montana and Wisteria

Clematis and Wisteria can be perfect companions. They can happily share the same arch or trellis, both reaching for the sun. When combined, they often look many times more beautiful than on a standalone basis.

A Pretty Duo with Clematis and Lilies

The pale lavender-blue flowers of Clematis 'Emilia Plater' are beautifully combined with the strongly recurved, dark crimson flowers of Lilium 'Black Beauty'. The two plants are extraordinarily vigorous and floriferous.

A Super Climbing Duo with Clematis x durandii

Combining these two plants together has the benefit of extending their season of interest.

A Super Climbing Duo with Clematis 'Viola'

Their scent will hang beautifully in the air!

Add Romance to your Arbors and Pergolas with Fragrant Rambling Roses

Rambler Roses are a spectacular sight when in full bloom. In this beautiful garden scene, two lovely rambling roses have been combined. Blooming once in late spring or early summer, they may not repeat flower, but they make up for it with the massive quantities of blooms they produce in their main flush.

A Glowing Fall Border with Asters and Grasses

A border of Asters is an unforgettable spectacle in the fall. Fairly easy to replicate, this planting is drought tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant. Most plants make great cut flowers to be enjoyed in a vase too.

A Fabulous Garden Retreat where to Relax!

Get inspired by this lovely garden retreat to create yours! Easy to grow and low care, the plants selected offer a soft harmony of pink and tan shades that are soothing to the eye

A Spectacular Summer Planting Idea with Dahlia, Zinnia, Chinese Aster and Ammi visnaga

This desirable and long-lasting summer border is fairly easy to replicate in order to be enjoyed at home. If kept regularly dead-headed, this striking plant combination should last until frost!

A Pretty Late Season Border Idea with Asters, Roses and Grasses

Enjoy a glowing and colorful garden in late summer or fall. Glistening in the late season, these easy-to-grow perennials make a striking contrast to the soft autumnal hues of the grasses. Most plants are top performers and have been awarded prestigious awards. Fairly easy to replicate, this plant combination will make your neighbors envious.

A Pretty Late Season Border Idea with Kniphofia, Monkshood and Grasses

Enjoy a glowing and colorful garden in late summer or fall. Glistening in the late season, these easy-to-grow plants will enlighten your garden for weeks. Most plants are top performers and have been awarded prestigious awards. Fairly easy to replicate, this plant combination will make your neighbors envious.

A Pretty Late Season Border Idea with Asters, Helenium, and Grasses

Create a fantastic display in your garden in late summer or fall with easy-to-grow perennials and a few ornamental grasses. Fairly easy to replicate, this plant combination will glow for weeks.

A Pretty Late Season Border Idea with Perennials and Architectural Grasses

Add color and form to your garden with late-flowering beauties. Fairly easy to replicate, this plant combination will glow for weeks. Most plants are top performers and have been awarded prestigious awards.

A Pretty Late Season Garden Idea with Perennials and Architectural Grasses

Extend your garden season into fall. Add color and form with late-flowering beauties. This garden scene is packed with hardworking, easy care perennials and ornamental grasses that provide color and texture from their foliage, flowers, and seedheads from mid summer to fall.

A Glowing Fall Border with Asters, Chinese Lanterns and Butterfly Bushes

A border of Asters is an unforgettable spectacle in the fall. Combine them with glowing Chinese Lanterns (Physalis franchetii) and Butterfly Bushes (Buddleja davidii) and you will enjoy a delightful color show which will enlighten your garden for weeks, from late until frost.

A Perfect Summer Border with Grasses, Echinacea and Achillea

This pretty informal border is composed of vigorous grasses and perennials which will enlighten your garden for weeks, from early summer until fall.

An Eye-Catching Border with Allium, Salvia and Lavender

Dramatic and versatile, perennial Salvias are wonderful plants to enjoy over a long season of interest. Blooming in shades of blue, violet, pink or white, they usually peak in late spring or early summer but may continue to produce new blooms through summer and in fall. Fragrant, they are combined with other aromatic plants in this mixed border

An Eye-Catching Border with Roses, Salvia and Geranium

Will grab the attention! Roses, Salvia and Geranium always make a pleasing trio as outlined in this summer border

A Perfect Summer Border with Tiger Lilies, Echinacea and Sea Holly

Who can resist a border overflowing with colorful perennial flowers? Fairly easy to replicate, this festive border includes a few spectacular elements which provide striking color and contrast to the perennial border

A Fabulous Planting Idea with Grasses and Sage

Colorful and rich in textures! Create stunning, easy care and long-lasting border combinations like this one. All plants are deer, rabbit and drought tolerant. Undemanding and easy to grow, they require little maintenance and enjoy a very long season of interest

A Fabulous Summer Planting Idea with Grasses, Agastache and Persicaria

A mixture of ornamental grasses and perennials, this prairie style planting has been designed by world acclaimed designer, Piet Oudolf, and is part of his impressive creations at RHS Wisley.