Drought Tolerant Perennial Plant Combo

This perennial plant combo for full sun provides waves of color from late spring into fall. Varied bloom shapes in a color palette that spans a range that includes multiple shades of pink, carmine, and coral are alive with bees, butterflies, and hummers. Agastache 'Kudos Ambrosia', a more compact variety of hummingbird mint, produces an abundance of airy blooms in a kaleidoscope of soft colors on fragrant foliage. Safranvogel torch lily contributes spires of light coral to cream and, with supplemental summer water, is a reliable repeat bloomer. This variety of the dark pink wand flower, a very strong repeat bloomer with especially vibrant coloring, is worth seeking out. Echinacea 'Ruby Star' is a sturdy and reliable selection of coneflower with strong stems and abundant blooms but E. 'Merlot' would work equally well in this pairing.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun
Water Needs: Average, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Cottage, Mediterranean, Naturalistic
Features: Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Flower Fest, Wildlife Friendly
Focus: Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Saving Water
Seasons of Interest: Late Spring / Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo