Flowery Plant Combination for Full Sun

Plenty of flowers for color, fragrance, and as fodder for pollinators decorate this drought-tolerant plant combination from spring to fall. In spring, the emerging foliage of Coppertina ninebark glows like embers as it unfurls. A bit later, clusters of ivory flowers add to its appeal. Another member of the team is especially showy in spring—the young foliage of Sedum 'Blue Pearl' is very colorful, earning the "blue" in its moniker. By late spring, the party really starts hopping...blooms are abundant and go on for months as the rose and perennials bloom, and in some cases re-bloom, in waves. The overall effect is an ebb and flow that gets increasing relaxed and abundant as the summer wears on, Though not void of evergreen structure, it definitely peaks in summer.  In winter, Carex testacea carpets the ground and is punctuated by the upright shape of the dwarf conifer, Chamaecyparis l. 'Snow White'. This combination needs full sun to look its best and to perform at its peak.

Growing Conditions

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

Design Considerations

Style: Cottage, Naturalistic, Northwest Eclectic, Wildlife Friendly, Waterwise
Features: Attracts Pollinator, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest, Harmonious Colors, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Warm Colors, Wildlife Friendly
Focus: Color Theme, Mixed Border, Saving Water
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading, Divide Plants to Rejuvenate

Plants In this Combo