Sun Loving Trio with Bright Blooms and Fabulous Foliage

This easy-care trio of tough and easy-to-grow plants is anchored by a foundation of fantastic foliage but the vignette really comes alive when the buds of the Red Riding Hood beard tongue begin to take on color, calling to the fiery foliage of the Orange Rocket barberry, and shortly thereafter erupt into a volcano of hot color from summer to fall. Hummingbirds flock to the penstemon, the upright form of the golden variegated feather reed grass sways in the breeze, and the barberry is a striking foliage accent spring to fall.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat
Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Northwest Eclectic, Wildlife Friendly
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Hot Vibrant Colors, Low Maintenance, Warm Colors
Focus: Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Mixed Border, Saving Water, Pleasing Seasonal Flow
Seasons of Interest: Late Spring / Early Summer, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo