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

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium


Darcy Daniels, Bloomtown Gardens

Plants In this Combo