Foliage Combo with Fall Blooms for Hot Spot

This plant combo is anchored by a trio of evergreen foliage plants with a pleasing variety of form and varied leaf shapes. A shape study consisting of an upward sweeping conifer in light yellow-green, a fountain of golden yellow straps edged in green, and a rounded shrub with leathery blue-green leaves: Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Somerset', Yucca filamentosa 'Golden Sword', and Bupleurum fruticosum provide year-round structure and visual interest. In summer, the acid yellow umbels of Bupleurum fruticosum create a pleasing color echo, calling to the conifer and the yucca. The scene is enlivened by the abundant blooms of Aster 'Monch' from late summer into fall. This tough and resilient planting combination for full sun is drought-tolerant and deer-resistant.


Growing Conditions

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

Design Considerations

Style: Mediterranean, Northwest Eclectic
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Attracts Pollinator, Winter Interest
Focus: Year-round Interest, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Saving Water, Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Year-round Interest, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance


Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo