By: Garden Gate staff
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Pretty pastel blooms
If you love that romantic cottage garden look in spring, here’s a combo that will brighten your border. Pale blue and pink feel fresh and light — perfect when the garden starts emerging.
Spanish bluebells may not be a very common spring bulb, but don’t overlook them! The blooms are an eye-catching sky blue and bulbs multiply to form a nice stand. Plant them at the edge of the border, where they can show off in front of a spring-blooming shrub like the azalea here. To find out more about this combo, click ahead.
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Perfect spring color combo
‘Tiramisu’, like many other hybrid coral bells, changes color throughout the growing season.
It starts out lime green with a hint of brick red veining, which gets darker and fills in more of the center of the leaf as it ages. That subtle coloring is more noticeable here because of the coral-pink azalea flowers beside it.
A – ‘Coral Bells’ azalea (Rhododendron) Shrub; coral-pink flowers in early spring; part sun; 2 to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide; cold zones 6 to 9 heat zones 9 to 1
B – ‘Tiramisu’ coral bells (Heuchera) Perennial; creamy white flowers in early summer; lime-green foliage with brick-red veination; part shade; 8 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 15 in. wide; cold zones 4 to 9, heat zones 9 to 1
C – ‘Excelsior’ spanish bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica) Perennial; sky-blue flowers in spring; full sun to part shade; 12 to 18 in. tall, 3 to 6 in. wide; cold zones 4 to 9, heat zones 9 to 1