Fantastic Evergreen Foliage Duo for a Dry Garden

All about foliage, all the time. Curious, curling arms of Agave 'Calamar' in light blue-gray are especially fun in contrast with the finely-textured, yellow-green foliage of the compact, evergreen shrub. As a bonus, acid-yellow blooms decorate the bottlebrush in spring. Both are easy-care, low-water to no-water plants that look good year-round. All they ask for is full sun and good drainage.

Growing Conditions

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

Design Considerations

Style: City and Courtyard, Mediterranean, Whimsical, Waterwise
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Low Maintenance, Warm Colors, Winter Interest
Focus: Year-round Interest, Curb Appeal, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Saving Water, Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo