Dark and Stormy Plant Combo for Sun

Rich red lilies and clouds of smoky blooms set against dark foliage conjure a brewing storm in this moody vignette. Bella Lugosi daylily is a generous summertime bloomer; its abundant scapes of richly saturated red flowers with golden eye echo the burgundy red foliage of the smokebush. Use Carex testacea to ground the scene with an evergreen carpet of finely textured coppery foliage.

Growing Conditions

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

Design Considerations

Style: Mediterranean, Northwest Eclectic
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Warm Colors
Focus: Color Theme, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Mixed Border, Saving Water
Seasons of Interest: Late Spring / Early Summer, Summer, Fall

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

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