A parade of colorful flowers are a feast for the eyes and for the pollinators. In spring, the California lilac is covered in blue flowers and abuzz with bees. It's complemented by the zippy yellow flowers of the Halimium which have a red eye, that speaks to the bright new foliage of the dwarf barberry, Golden Ruby. Summer's flower fest is comprised of coneflowers mingling with Agastache, punctuated by the ivory towers of the Yucca. Spiky evergreen foliage of the Yucca contribute all-season structure, along with the Halimium and Ceanothus. Veronica liawanenis creates a carpet of ground-hugging evergreen foliage that surrounds it all and offers cobalt blooms in late spring, early summer.
Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat
Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low, Occasional
Features: Deer Resistant, Attracts Pollinator, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Warm Colors, Wildlife Friendly
Focus: Curb Appeal, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Saving Water
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest
Maintenance Level: medium