Frothy Plant Combo for Autumn Garden

This easy to recreate planting combination is a simple trio of plants that provide a pleasing seasonal progression of foliage and flowers, is attractive to bees, butterflies and hummers, and introduces a wonderful sense of movement to the garden as it sways in the breeze.


Growing Conditions

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

Design Considerations

Style: Cottage, Naturalistic
Features: Drought Tolerant, Flower Fest, Attracts Pollinator, Wildlife Friendly
Focus: Pleasing Seasonal Flow
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes

Care and Maintenance


Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo

  • Calamagrostis brachytricha

    ACHNATHERUM BRACHYTRICHA
    Calamagrostis arundinacea

    Type: Grass / Grass-Like, Perennial
    Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun
    Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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  • Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

    Autumn Joy Stonecrop

    Type: Perennial
    Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat
    Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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  • Verbena bonariensis

    purpletop vervain

    Type: Perennial
    Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat
    Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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