Drought Tolerant Perennial Combo with Chocolate Colored Blooms

This sun-loving trio of perennials is drought-tolerant and easy-care. Rich, dark daylily blooms, reminiscent of chocolate, echo the dark stems of its perennial partner, Sedum 'Matrona'. Wispy foliage of Mexican feather grass catches the light and the breeze, introducing movement to this vignette. This planting combination provides blooms over a long period starting in early summer, and the aging blooms of the sedum provide extended interest with attractive seed heads.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun
Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Cottage, Naturalistic, Northwest Eclectic
Features: Drought Tolerant, Flower Fest, Attracts Pollinator, Warm Colors
Focus: Color Theme, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Saving Water, Pleasing Seasonal Flow
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Late Spring / Early Summer, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes

Care and Maintenance


Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo

  • Hemerocallis 'Eggplant Ecstasy'

    Eggplant Ecstasy Daylily

    Type: Perennial
    Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun
    Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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  • Nasella tennuissima

    Mexican Feather Grass
    STIPA TENUISSIMA
    PONY TAILS

    Type: Grass / Grass-Like, Perennial
    Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat
    Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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  • Sedum 'Matrona'

    Matrona Stonecrop

    Type: Perennial
    Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat
    Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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