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My Last Sweet Plant Combo

My last spring plant combination includes a tropical twist of bright, warm colors. Just as the first two, I have my consistent ajuga, plus included two additional tasty plants in this simple arrangement.

This planting is for full sun in zone 5.  The plants in this design include:

Ajuga reptans 'Mahogony' / Bugleweed

Thymus x citriodorus ‘variegata’ / Variegated Lemon Thyme

Kniphofia ‘Mango Popsicle’ / Dwarf Poker

What I like most about this combination:

  • Has a tropical feel, if you're needing that in the Midwest U.S.
  • The contrast of leaf textures...coarse ajuga leaves to the medium kniphofia leaves to the fine thymus leaves.
  • The low groundcovers setting a nice base for the strong upright form of the kniphofia.  
  • A unique warm color combination of the oranges and yellows to the mahogany.

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