Mixed Border with Container Accent

Festival Burgundy Cordyline, with its showy foliage and cascading form is especially dramatic when elevated in an container within the planting bed and is set off against a backdrop of the light foliage of Cedrus deodara 'Silver Mist'. Quick Fire Hydrangea starts early and looks great for months on end, contributing summertime blooms that begin ivory and take on pink tones as the summer progresses, culminating in a display of fall color and attractive dried flower heads. On the ground, dwarf golden Japanese sweet flag is footlight to the Cordyline and contrasts with the darker foliage of Burgundy Bunny fountain grass.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: Container, Northwest Eclectic
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Fabulous Foliage, Fall Color
Focus: Mixed Border
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance


Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo