Sun Loving Perennial Combo on Slope

Big blowzy blooms of statuesque Joe Pye weed, delicate waving wands of Verbena bonariensis and vibrant yellow blooms of threadleaf coreopsis bloom for a long time and are a magnet for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. This trio of sun-loving perennials is all the more showy when backed by deep purple foliage and frothy blooms of the purple smokebush.

Growing Conditions

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

Design Considerations

Style: Cottage, Mediterranean, Naturalistic
Features: Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Flower Fest, Attracts Pollinator, Wildlife Friendly
Focus: Mixed Border, Native and Habitat, Saving Water, Pleasing Seasonal Flow
Seasons of Interest: Late Spring / Early Summer, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium


Darcy Daniels, Bloomtown Gardens

Plants In this Combo