This perennial planting combination for sun includes a delicious mixture of candy-colored blooms: the multicolored and fragrant, Agastache 'Kudos Ambrosia' and Helenium 'Carnival'. The fun floral effect of H. 'Carnival' is the result of the bi-color petals rolling up; revealing the orangish-coral bottom together with the golden yellow top. Joe Pye Weed, with its contribution of foams of pink umbels atop tall dark stems that appear from summer onward, is a pollinator magnet; much-loved by bees and butterflies. Contributing all-season, evergreen presence are tufts of steely-blue, finely-textured foliage of blue oat grass.
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun
Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low
Features: Romantic Cool Colors, Deer Resistant, Flower Fest, Attracts Pollinator, Wildlife Friendly
Focus: Color Theme, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Mixed Border
Seasons of Interest: Late Spring / Early Summer, Summer, Fall, Three Seasons of Interest
Maintenance Level: medium