The modern, monochrome garden design is currently experiencing a new, hot and exciting trend. Hydrangeas and lavender are often combined in the sense of a modern and at the same time universal garden design. Implementing this trend may seem very easy at first glance. However, if you get some insider tips like ours, you could build up a very individual concept. Just among the most popular hydrangea and lavender varieties, there are many different varieties. They differ greatly in height and in terms of the type of flowers. Let’s look at some beautiful design combinations of these two flowers together.
The combination of lavender and hydrangea is considered modern and retro at the same time
Practical and stylistic reasons why hydrangeas and lavender get along so well
Hydrangea and lavender are a good combination from both an aesthetic and practical point of view. Read on and you might find your own good reason why you should experiment with it.
The beautiful combinations of flowers are possible due to similar care requirements and flowering times
Stylistic and aesthetic benefits of pairing lavender and hydrangea
Hydrangeas and lavender result in a very lively and at the same time monochrome appearance. In this sense, they go very well with the modern minimalist, but also with the natural garden style. On the other hand, their typical colors are considered retro in a way. Depending on the color intensity, one could also perceive them as Mediterranean and rural. So the combination of hydrangeas and lavender finds a worthy place in a variety of garden concepts, including classic ones.
Practical considerations for combining the two types of plants
Both hydrangeas and lavender bloom in summer and have a long flowering season. Both have a very magnificent appearance. But they are also fairly easy to care for. In addition, the lavender scent helps to drive away insects and pests of all kinds. This will make the hydrangeas more comfortable in their company. These plants also have common requirements with regard to fertilizers. These should be used organically and as sparingly as possible. Waterlogging should be avoided for both plants. They also love sunny to partially shaded places. So they make a wonderful couple together.
The colors of these two flowers appear minimalist and trendy at the same time
Ideas for combining hydrangeas and lavender
As you can see from our pictures, different variations in the shape of the flowers and the height of the plants are possible. Different types of lavender have different color intensities. For a fairly modern garden with lavender and hydrangea, you should strive to achieve soft contrasts. You can reach this in different ways. A great tip would be pairing pink lavender varieties with some bright white hydrangeas. The flower shapes, among other things, can be rich in contrast. Ball-shaped or completely flat hydrangeas would look great next to a lavender variety with flowers that are not very pronounced.
Both a rural and a very modern garden can benefit from the combination of hydrangeas and lavender
Tips for combinations with specific varieties of lavender and hydrangea
Within the current trend of combining hydrangea and lavender, we see an affinity for certain colors. As already emphasized, one strives for subtle contrasts in line with current trends. You might like to take a lavender variety. Such would be Blue Scent in pale purple or the light pink lavender variety known as Lavandula Rosea. You could pair these wonderfully with the magnificent snowball hydrangeas. You can achieve a strong visual dynamic in the garden, even if you combine squat and tall plants with each other.
Hidcode Blue is the name of a beautiful, but rather low-growing lavender variety. A third trendy tip would be pairing densely growing hydrangeas with lavender. In addition, the radiant white Klarissa flowers come into their own, which also grow very close together. A very romantic monochrome combination would be that of the delicate serrata hydrangea and the white lavender edelweiss. Serrata hydrangeas have light pink flowers and these harmonize very well with the aforementioned lavender variety. Together they create a soft monochrome color palette with beautiful pink and white nuances.
In this case, the flowers have been mixed together and it looks very natural
Where does this great pair actually belong and what combinations are popular?
The hedges could be clearly separated in some cases and in other cases the hydrangea and lavender could be artfully mixed together. Both variants are currently modern. The beautiful pair – hydrangeas with lavender could flank different areas in your garden. In addition to the aesthetic function, it also has a practical function. In this case, the two types of plants should form parallel straight hedges. If you mix the lavender with the hydrangeas, together they would make a kind of small flower islands. These are great accents in the garden and match the natural garden style. All these solutions are rather modern. For a vintage and at the same time romantic effect, you should plant them in seating areas or relaxation areas in the garden. Finally, planting hydrangeas and lavender in the front facade or the area around the doorway would look very classy.
Do you find this trend inspiring? We hope that the images, among other things, will help you to design your own concepts.
You could choose lavender and hydrangea species with bright or pale colors, depending on what effect you want
The combination of these two flowers is suitable for private gardens as well as for parks and large courtyards
For example, you could equip a city garden with lavender and hydrangeas
Luxury and simplicity – both can be achieved thanks to this beautiful floral combination
A natural garden with these flowers could have such a character
You can play with the size of the flowers for a more original effect
So you could achieve a Provence flair in your own garden thanks to the combination of the two flowers