Summer Blooming Plant Combo for Hot Spot

This planting combination will take hot and dry in stride and still deliver a summerful of blooms. All-season anchors of Bupleurum and Carex testacea are joined by a dynamic flowering duo of Salvia 'Caradonna' and Sundown Echinacea.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat
Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Mediterranean, Naturalistic, Waterwise
Features: Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Flower Fest, Warm Colors
Focus: Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Mixed Border, Saving Water
Seasons of Interest: Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance


Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo

  • Bupleurum fruticosum

    Shrubby Hare's Ear

    Type: Shrub
    Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat
    Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

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  • Carex testacea

    Orange Sedge

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

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  • Echinacea' Evan Saul'

    Sundown Coneflower

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

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  • Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'

    Caradonna Sage

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

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