Plant Combo for Full Sun Hellstrip Garden

A simple, but very effective drought tolerant perennial combination for full sun. This planting combination looks great for months on end and provides good seasonal flow thanks to the ever-evolving perennial, Sedum 'Matrona' and the seasonal color provided by the long-blooming tickseed tucked in front.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Part Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Mediterranean, Waterwise
Features: Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage
Focus: Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Saving Water
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo

  • Iris pallida 'Aureo Variegata'

    Variegated Sweet Iris

    Type: Perennial
    Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun
    Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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  • Nasella tennuissima

    Mexican Feather Grass
    STIPA TENUISSIMA
    PONY TAILS

    Type: Grass / Grass-Like, Perennial
    Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat
    Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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  • Sedum 'Matrona'

    Matrona Stonecrop

    Type: Perennial
    Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat
    Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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