Sun Loving Flowers in Varied Shapes

This casual and cottage-y perennial plant combination for full sun employs a variety of flower shapes to create interest. The Jerusalem sage is decorated with dollops of yellow along rigid stems and mingles with the hovering orbs of Allium cristophii. The dried flowers of both are architecturally interesting even after the color fades. Spires of purple from Salvia n. 'Caradonna' add yet another element to the shape study. This trio is rounded out with the addition of a swaying grass with a narrow profile and a long-blooming, easy-care shrub rose with a relaxed habit. Two varieties of grasses provide fine texture and late summer “flowers” as they occupy the ground plane (Fescue) and as an upright form (Calamagrostis). This combination looks great from spring to late summer.

Growing Conditions

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

Design Considerations

Style: Cottage, Naturalistic, Northwest Eclectic, Wildlife Friendly, Waterwise
Features: Attracts Pollinator, Drought Tolerant, Flower Fest, Wildlife Friendly
Focus: Mixed Border, Native and Habitat, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Saving Water
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium
Maintenance Tasks: Divide Plants to Rejuvenate

Plants In this Combo