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.
Anemone blanda ‘White Splendor’ with Rheum palmatum ‘Atrosanguineum’
The fine white flowers of the Anemone contrast well with the dark coarse foliage of the Rheum. The Anemone blooms before the leaves of the Rheum get too large, and then the Rheum grows to cover the old foliage of the Anemone. Rheum would be a good companion for many bulbs because of its large leaves.
Fall is a great time to plant bulbs and perennials!