Drought Tolerant Mixed Border Starring Stipa Gigantea

Stipa gigantea lends movement and a transparent vertical lift to this garden scene with its vertical blooms atop an evergreen clump of grassy foliage. The long-blooming and easy-care Paprika shrub rose adds its warmly colored floral tones which look especially nice backed by the finely textured blue foliage of blue arrow juniper and with the soft and touchable, furry gray foliage of the lamb's ears at its feet. This planting combination which is tough, adaptable, and drought tolerant delivers foliage and bloom all season long with minimal care.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun

Water Needs: Average, Drought-tolerant, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Mediterranean, Northwest Eclectic
Features: Drought Tolerant, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Warm Colors
Focus: Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Saving Water
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Late Spring / Early Summer, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

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