Drought Tolerant Perennial Combo with Great Foliage and Colorful Blooms

This drought-tolerant perennial combo is anchored by attractive foliage and the energizing contrast of shape between the strappy variegated iris and the silvery-blue carpet of evergreen sedum. It's enlivened from spring to late summer by a progression of colorful and abundant blooms.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Mediterranean, Northwest Eclectic, Wildlife Friendly
Features: Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form
Focus: Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Saving Water
Seasons of Interest: Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Summer

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium



Plants In this Combo

Iris pallida 'Aureo Variegata'

Variegated Sweet Iris

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

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Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

Caradonna Sage

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

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Sedum spathulifolium 'Cape Blanco'

Cape Blanco Stonecrop

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

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