Drought Tolerant Native Plants in Mixed Border for Blasting Sun

This planting arrangement uses native plants from the western region and can be used to create a privacy screen or to divide your garden into different rooms. The inclusion of evergreen shrubs like Manzanita, Ceanothus, and Carpenteria ensures that it remains attractive throughout the year. There are also seasonal interests, such as winter flowers on Arctostaphylos, showy blooms of Ceanothus and Carpenteria in late spring, and perennial blooms of Erigeron and Agastache that last for a long time. In high summer, blue grama grass adds to the offering with its delicate seed heads that move with the slightest breeze. The red yucca's spires are visually appealing and attract hummingbirds. All these plants thrive in hot, sunny areas with poor but well-draining soil like a "hell strip." Once established, they require little to no water.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat
Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low, Low Water / No Water

Design Considerations

Style: Native, Naturalistic, Waterwise, Wildlife Friendly
Features: Attracts Pollinator, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Four Season Appeal, Low Maintenance, Wildlife Friendly, Winter Interest
Focus: Curb Appeal, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Native and Habitat, Privacy and Screening, Saving Water, Year-round Interest
Seasons of Interest: Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo