Exotic Foliage and Flower for Summer Color

Foliage and flowers in hot shades of yellow and orange create an exotic display from late spring until killing frost. The tiger eyes sumac is an easy-to-grow, hardy shrub that returns year after year—it's actually very vigorous in Pacific Northwest gardens, so make sure you consider that when deciding whether it's right for you. Depending upon where you garden, Canna 'Bengal Tiger' may need to be dug at end of season to overwinter it. In zone 8 and above, with good drainage, we've had reasonably good success leaving them in-ground over the winter. The dark foliage of the coleus is a strong accent against its yellow neighbors and the globe amaranth in orange weaves over around and through the scene.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 10, 11
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat
Water Needs: Regular / Even

Design Considerations

Style: City and Courtyard, Container, Tropical, Whimsical, Wildlife Friendly
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest, Hot Vibrant Colors, Attracts Pollinator, Warm Colors, Wildlife Friendly
Focus: Color Theme
Seasons of Interest: Summer, Fall

Care and Maintenance

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