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Current Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 5:00pm Saturday: 7:00am - 3:30pm

Proven Plant Partners Combinations

Proven Plant Partners Combinations are taken from our own display gardens at the Midwest Groundcovers location in St. Charles. They include plant combinations that were created by world-renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf and garden design consultant Austin Eischeid.

The 26 different varieties of plants are tried and true; you've likely been using many of them for years since they are considered "common" in the industry. Our hope is that these curated combinations show you a brand new side to your old favorites!

Plant Partners
Plant Combination% MixesBloom TimeSpacingHeightLight

Allium 'Millenium'
Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo'

50%
50%

July-Aug
June-July

15"

12-18"
18-24"

Sun

Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta
Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo'

40%
60%

June-Aug
June-July

15"

18-24"
18-24"

Sun

Echinacea 'Magnus'
Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhaussen'

40%
60%

July-Sept
Aug-Sept

15"

24-36"
12-18"

Sun

Nepeta x faassenii 'Early Bird'
Echinacea 'Magnus'

40%
60%

April-Sept
July-Sept

15"

12-18"
24-36"

Sun

Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhaussen'
Achillea millefolium 'Moonshine'

40%
60%

Aug-Sept
July-Sept

15"

12-18"
18-24"

Sun

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire'
Echinacea 'Magnus'

30%
70%

July-Sept
July-Sept

15"

24-36"
24-36"

Sun

Salvia nemorosa 'Wesuwe'
Achillea millefolium 'Moonshine'

40%
60%

June-Aug
July-Sept

15"

12-18"
18-24"

Sun

Sesleria autumnalis
Achillea millefolium 'Moonshine'

40%
60%

July-Aug
July-Sept

15"

18-24"
18-24"

Sun

Sesleria autumnalis
Salvia nemorosa 'Wesuwe'

40%
60%

July-Aug
June-Aug

15"

18-24"
12-18"

Sun

Sesleria autumnalis
Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo'

50%
50%

July-Aug
June-July

15"

18-24"
18-24"

Sun
Plant Partners
Plant Combination% MixesBloom TimeSpacingHeightLight

Achillea millefolium 'Moonshine'
Allium 'Millenium'

40%
60%

July-Sept
July-Aug

18"

18-24"
12-18"

Sun

Allium 'Millenium'
Sesleria autumnalis

50%
50%

July-Aug
July-Aug

18"

12-18"
18-24"

Sun

Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta
Allium 'Millenium'

40%
60%

June-Aug
July-Aug

18"

18-24"
12-18"

Sun

Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta
Amsonia 'Blue Ice'

40%
60%

June-Aug
April-May

18"

18-24"
12-18"

Sun

Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta
Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhaussen'

40%
60%
June-Aug
Aug-Sept
18" 18-24"
12-18"
Sun

Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta
Symphyotrichum (Aster)
oblongifolium 'October Skies'

40%

60%

June-Aug

Aug-Oct

18"

18-24"

18-24"

Sun

Nepeta x faassenii 'Early Bird'
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire'

40%
60%
April-Sept
July-Sept
18" 12-18"
24-36"
Sun

Nepeta x faassenii 'Early Bird'
Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'

30%
70%
April-Sept
Aug-Sept
18" 12-18"
12-18"
Sun

Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire'
Sporobolus heterolepis

40%
60%
July-Sept
Aug-Sept
18" 24-36"
24-36"
Sun

Salvia nemorosa 'Wesuwe'
Allium 'Millenium'

40%
60%
June-Aug
July-Aug
18" 12-18"
12-18"
Sun

Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'
Salvia nemorosa 'Wesuwe'

50%
50%
Aug-Sept
June-Aug
18" 12-18"
12-18"
Sun

Sesleria autumnalis
Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'

40%
60%
July-Aug
Aug-Sept
18" 18-24"
12-18"
Sun

Sporobolus heterolepis
Amsonia 'Blue Ice'

40%
60%
Aug-Sept
April-May
18" 24-36"
12-18"
Sun

Sporobolus heterolepis
Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'

40%
60%
Aug-Sept
Aug-Sept
18" 24-36"
12-18"
Sun

Symphyotrichum (Aster)
oblongifolium 'October Skies'
Amsonia 'Blue Ice'

50%

50%

Aug-Oct

April-May

18"

18-24"

12-18"

Sun

Symphyotrichum (Aster)
oblongifolium 'October Skies'

Echinacea 'Magnus'

40%

60%

Aug-Oct

July-Sept

18"

18-24"

24-36"

Sun