Though attractive from late spring onward, this planting combination really comes into its own mid-to-late summer when the grass begins its long flowering season. It's complemented by the aster's darkly-colored juvenile foliage which is covered in fall by a constellation of tiny, pinkish-white flowers which echo the pink tones of the neighboring barberry. This low-maintenance, drought-tolerant vignette is attractive to birds, bees and butterflies and bees from spring to fall with its progression of blooms and the berries produced by the Japanese barberry.
5, 6, 7, 8
Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat
Wildlife Friendly, Xeriscape
Features: Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Low Maintenance
Focus: Pleasing Seasonal Flow
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Spring, Summer