Summer Blooming Shrubs Within Evergreen Frame

Low-maintenance, drought-tolerant and water-wise—what more could you ask for? Blooms, and lots of them! The reblooming lilac is a steady provider of fragrance and flower; purpley-blue blooms of Hibiscus syriacus 'Marina' cover the upright shrub for several weeks in summer—its dark eye is accentuated by the dark purple blooms of the neighboring lilac; and ivory panicles erupt from strappy evergreen foliage of Yucca 'Color Guard'. Hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other visitors will keep this vignette lively. Use the attached planting plan for guidance on the number of plants to use, and how to lay them out to recreate this garden in an 8' x 12' sunny planting bed.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun
Water Needs: Average, Drought-tolerant, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Mediterranean, Northwest Eclectic, Wildlife Friendly
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Romantic Cool Colors, Drought Tolerant, Flower Fest, Fragrance, Low Maintenance, Attracts Pollinator, Uses Easy-to-Find Plants
Focus: Curb Appeal, Mixed Border, Saving Water
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo