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 ‘Don Quichotte’ with Geranium ‘Claridge Druce’
The blooming of the tulip and the growth of the Geranium coincide perfectly. A functional combo, with the geranium foliage working to mask the tulip leaves as they senesce. The pink coloration of the tulip is also echoed by some purpling of the Geranium from cool spring weather. Another combination, ‘Don Quichotte’ with Geranium pratense ‘Splish Splash,’ is similar.
Fall is a great time to plant bulbs and perennials!