Fab Foursome for Fall Blooms

A trio of flowering perennials in soft pastel shades is backed by a froth of lightly variegated Feather Reed Grass, which introduces swaying movement as it catches the breeze, and the overall effect is a relaxed and blowzy vibe. Though the look of this plant combo is quasi-romantic, don't let that fool you; this quartet is tough, dependable and easy-to-grow. The aster and the hyssop produce purply-blue blooms of contrasting shapes that energize each other and the yellow eye of the Frikart's aster is accentuated by proximity to its neighbor, the Brimstone torch lily. This drought-tolerant planting combination blooms over a long period from summer into fall and will do best in full sun and well-drained soil.

Growing Conditions

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

Design Considerations

Style: Cottage, Mediterranean, Naturalistic, Northwest Eclectic
Features: Romantic Cool Colors, Drought Tolerant, Flower Fest, Fragrance, Attracts Pollinator, Wildlife Friendly
Focus: Color Theme, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Saving Water
Seasons of Interest: Late Spring / Early Summer, Summer, Fall

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo