Foliage Combo for Sun with Abelia and Juniper, Enlivened by Summer Blooms

The duo of easy-to-grow, evergreen shrubs make a fantastic foliage pair and are the solid, all-season footing for this sun-loving vignette. The perennials enliven the scene in summer—with flowers, as well animating the garden by attracting bees, butterflies and hummers. To the left and towards the back, the strappy foliage belongs to Crocosmia, its blooms spent. We've imagined it as C. 'Emily McKenzie' but another reddish-orange variety could be substituted. And to the lower right, were we've presumed Sedum 'Autumn Joy', another sedum, such as S. 'Mr Goodbud' or S. 'Matrona', would work equally well.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun
Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low, Occasional

Design Considerations

Style: Mediterranean, Northwest Eclectic
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Low Maintenance, Warm Colors, Winter Interest
Focus: Curb Appeal, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Mixed Border, Saving Water, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low, medium

Plants In this Combo