Drought-tolerant Plant Combo with Great Structure and Pretty Flowers

Tough as nails, drought-tolerant, and handsome too. Lots of good stuff going on in this plant combination for full sun. Though its year-round structure is solid, it's no slouch when it comes to blooms. In spring, Helleborus x sternii dons chartreuse blooms. In late spring/early summer, Ceanothus 'Victoria' is smothered in clear blue flowers, along with the bees that flock to them. When the summer heat kicks in, California fuchsia begins to offer up tubular orange flowers that are a magnet for the hummingbirds, and continues to bloom into fall.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat
Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Occasional, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Waterwise, Mediterranean
Features: Attracts Pollinator, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Fabulous Foliage, Four Season Appeal, Low Maintenance, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Wildlife Friendly, Winter Interest
Focus: Curb Appeal, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Saving Water, Year-round Interest
Seasons of Interest: Year-round Interest, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo