Drought Tolerant and Reliable Plants for a Sunny Spot

A very pretty combination of surprisingly tough plants, this ensemble provides year-round interest from the conifers and evergreen components. In spring and summer, dark pink and purple flowers steal the show, with Pittosporum blossoms lending powerful fragrance. As summer progresses, the Miscanthus flowers rise, exploding into full flower in autumn and lasting through the winter as the seedheads turn gauzy and mature against blue-tinted conifers.


Growing Conditions

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

Design Considerations

Style: Mediterranean, Northwest Eclectic
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest, Winter Interest
Focus: Year-round Interest, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Mixed Border, Privacy and Screening, Saving Water, Pleasing Seasonal Flow
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance


Maintenance Level: medium

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