Rarely do I start with the intention of talking about just one plant. My intention today is to show the merit of one Allium 'Summer Beauty'. Of course if I talk about Allium 'Summer Beauty' I have to talk about all the plants it looks stunning with. So, I can't talk about just one plant. There is no community there.
The first picture here is of Allium 'Summer Beauty', Calamintha nepeta ssp nepeta, Amsonia hubrichtii and Sporobolus 'Tara'. Any one of these plants represent great combinations with Allium 'Summer Beauty'. The nicest thing about this plant is that it looks great all year. The pink blooms with the yellow foliage of Amsonia contrast very well.
The flowers alone are quite nice. There are reports on the Internet about them being pale and not quite as nice as other Allium on the market. I say, those reports are crazy!!! The light lavender blooms of ASB work well with so many other plants. It's not the color of the Allium Purple Sensation or Allium christophii for that matter, but brilliant nonetheless.
So if you are not using Allium 'Summer Beauty', you now know what you are missing. Try it out. If you are using Allium 'Summer Beauty' and have comments, please post them. I'd like to see what people in the industry other than Midwest have to say about it. Until next time, have a great day!
WELCOME TO THE MIDWEST GROUNDCOVERS DISPLAY & PLANT TRIAL GARDENS!
There's so much that changes in the MG landscape throughout the year...we thought a plant trial and garden blog was the best way to start sharing "what's new" and "what's happening with all those new varieties" with you! Visit often for updates on how trial plants are performing in the gardens and to see photos throughout the season as we grow and change!