Successful Bulb & Perennial Flower Combos #11

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.

Ipheion uniflorum ‘White Star’ with Potentilla argentea

The interesting texture of the newly emerging Potentilla leaves makes complementary surroundings for the blooming Ipheion.  The Potentilla then grows tall to sufficiently cover the browning leaves of the Ipheion, making a useful combination.

Fall is a great time to plant bulbs and perennials!

Happy Gardening!

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