Mixed Border with Summer to Fall Blooms

The star in this vignette is Quick Fire™ hydrangea, an eGardenGo favorite—this three season shrub offers a pleasing progression of color and interest, it's reliable and flexible, and low-maintenance to boot. Its among the first panicle hydrangeas to bloom, the reason for the moniker Quick Fire. The flowers emerge ivory then evolve through the summer, from blush to pink to crimson and in fall its foliage takes on deep tones as well. The easy-care, salmon-pink Sundown coneflower adds another layer of summer color and attracts pollinators and birds to enliven the scene. The finely-textured buckthorn is a drought-tolerant, all-season backdrop with white variegation adding a light note.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: Cottage, Northwest Eclectic
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Attracts Pollinator
Focus: Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow
Seasons of Interest: Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo