Pairing plants by color, season of bloom and shape can sometimes be confusing. So, here’s a list of some of our favorite combinations with tips on how to put them to good use in your landscape.
Add early spring color.
Get an early start on spring with a generous helping of bulbs that pop into bloom just as winter starts to fade. Here, the cheerful yellow flowers of ‘Little Gem’ narcissus combine beautifully with blue Chionodoxa. Plant both in the fall for spring flowers.
Try something different.
Just because you might not have heard of a plant before doesn’t necessarily mean it’s hard to grow. Take Fritillaria for example. This gorgeous spring-flowering bulb isn’t that well known, but it comes in a variety of sizes and colors and makes a great companion for other tulips and daffodils. Here, Fritillaria persica, or Persian lily, adds extra interest to a bed of red tulips.
Mix herbs and flowers.
Create a colorful and fragrant spring garden by mixing flowering herbs and perennials that bloom together in May and June. In this border, chives and lavender bloom in front of Amsonia, bearded iris and peony.