Summer Flowers within Foliage Frame

Yucca 'Bright Edge' with its strappy, evergreen swords striped with yellow variegation is complemented by Hebe 'Emerald Gem', a compact, rounded bun of finely textured evergreen foliage. Backed by Ceanothus 'Marie Simon', a semi-evergreen mid-sized shrub that's a hybrid of its more widely known and commonly grown native cousins. This trio of drought tolerant shrubs provide the structural heft in this planting combination. The scene is enlivened by the luscious red blooms of American Revolution daylily which pair nicely with the froths of reddish-pink blooms of the California lilac but the color echo with its red stems really seal the deal. This plant combo is alive with activity; the ceanothus blooms are attractive to bees and butterflies and the yucca produces ivory panicles that attract hummingbirds.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat
Water Needs: Average, Drought-tolerant, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Mediterranean, Northwest Eclectic
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest, Fragrance, Attracts Pollinator, Winter Interest
Focus: Curb Appeal, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo