Perennial flowers anchor our landscapes, but can take quite awhile before the blooms of some types appear each season. But what if the flowers of a different plant were to ride above those leaves early in the season, and then magically disappear just before the perennial’s flowers show up? That’s what happens when you drop the right Spring bulbs into the right kind of perennial.
Tulip 'Queen of Night' with Sedum 'Matrona'
The purple tulip flowers compliment the purple edged foliage of the Sedum to make a truly wonderful spring display. The deep, dark purple of the almost-black tulip flower echoes the hues of this dark-leaf Sedum. The Sedum then grows large enough over the season to overtake the old tulip foliage. This combo would be effective with any upright, dark-leaved Sedum.
Fall is a great time to plant bulbs and perennials!