Brilliant Summer Blooms in Orange and Blue

This vivid, yet harmonious perennial planting scheme is for the color lovers with its classic complementary color palette of orange and blue. The bright and showy Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie' coupled with the coppertone Carex testacea play for orange, while the blue team is represented by the deep blue-violet orbs of Agapanthus 'Storm Cloud' and mounds of late-summer daisy-shaped blooms of the New England Aster. The sun-loving planting combination blooms from summer into fall and the evergreen orange sedge looks good year-round.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun
Water Needs: Average, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Cottage, Mediterranean, Northwest Eclectic, Tropical
Features: Drought Tolerant, Flower Fest, Hot Vibrant Colors, Attracts Pollinator, Wildlife Friendly
Focus: Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Saving Water
Seasons of Interest: Late Spring / Early Summer, Summer, Fall

Care and Maintenance


Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo