Plant Combinations

 

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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 Wonderful Summer Border Idea with Easy-to-Grow Plants

If you are looking for a low care and long-lasting summer or fall border idea, you may want to try this combination of evergreen shrubs, ornamental grasses, colorful perennials and low-growing sedums.

A Sparkling Summer Border Idea with Easy-to-Grow Perennials

How not to be magnetically attracted to this glowing perennial border of red, orange and blue. Wonderfully bold, it combines flower colors and shapes to create a spectacular effect.

A Colorful Summer Border Idea with Hemerocallis, Hosta and Alchemilla

This plant combination includes 7 gorgeous Daylilies with different flowering seasons for a longer display. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, most plants will enchant you and your garden year after year

A Shade Loving Border Idea with Hemerocallis, Hosta and Tiger Lilies

A beautiful plant combination to brighten up a shaded corner of your garden. Attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds and low maintenance, most plants are deer resistant and will come back year after year to charm you!

A Pastel Border Idea with Astilbes, Hemerocallis and Geranium

This soft plant palette of pastel colors can be enjoyed from early to late summer and includes a few easy-to-grow perennial plants. Attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds and low maintenance, most plants are deer or rabbit resistant and are recipient of prestigious awards.

A Hot Border Idea with Achillea, Hemerocallis and Grasses

Awash with colors and shapes from early to late summer, this hot border is really fascinating. Attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds and low maintenance, most plants are deer or rabbit resistant and are recipient of prestigious awards.

Dahlias and Companion Plants - Coral & Blue Theme

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of coral and blue, which includes 5 great Dahlias, 'Apricot Desire', 'Bishop of Oxford', 'Melody Dora', 'Puerto Rico' and 'Surprise'.

Dahlias and Companion Plants - Hot Color Theme

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of red, orange and yellow, which includes 3 fantastic Dahlias, 'Bishop of Llandaff', 'Bridge View Aloha' and 'Pooh'.

Dahlias and Companion Plants - White Theme

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shade of white, which includes 3 fantastic Dahlias, 'My Love', 'Honka White' and 'Verda'.

Dahlias and Companion Plants - Purple & Apricot Theme

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'.

Dahlias and Companion Plants - Gold & Vermilion Theme

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of golden-yellow and glowing vermilion, which includes 3 incredibly pretty Dahlias, 'Chat Noir', 'Jescot Julie' and 'Karma Bon Bini'.

Dahlias and Companion Plants - Pink & Lavender Theme

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'.

Dahlias and Companion Plants - Pink & Blue Theme

To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of soft pink and blue, which includes 3 great Dahlias, 'Fascination', 'Park Princess' and 'Karma Prospero'.

Peonies and Companion Plants - Coral & Purple Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of coral and rich purple, which includes 3 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - White & Pink Theme

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

Peonies and Companion Plants - White & Lavender Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of white and lavender, which includes 3 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - Gold & White Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of white and golden-yellow, which includes 4 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - Pink & Blue Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of pink and soft blue, which includes 4 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - Pink & Violet Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of pink and rich violet, which includes 4 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - Gold & Deep Red Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of golden-yellow and rich red, which includes 3 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Peonies and Companion Plants - Pink & Purple Theme

To help you plan your late spring or early summer garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of soft pink and purple, which includes 4 fabulous peonies that will bloom in succession

Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Blue Theme

Adding splashes of color in your late spring garden, this pairing will lengthen your bloom display and provide weeks of color until late summer.

Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Gold and Purple Theme

Adding splashes of color in your late spring garden, this pairing will lengthen your bloom display and provide weeks of color until late summer.

Bearded Irises and Companion Plants - Gold and Plum Theme

Adding splashes of color in your late spring garden, this pairing will lengthen your bloom display and provide weeks of color until early summer.