Sunny Golden Blooms and Black Mondo Grass Plant Combo

This simple duo makes a nice edging or groundcover in a sunny spot. A satisfying color echo bounces off the brownish-black eye of Helenium 'Mardi Gras' and lands in the tidy clump of black mondo grass. Use this as a building block in a larger planting scheme by adding a complementary shrub, small tree, or large-scale perennial as a backdrop. If you have difficulty locating H. 'Mardi Gras', H. 'Moerheim Beauty' would be a perfectly acceptable alternate in this planting combination.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs: Average, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Container, Formal, Modern, Northwest Eclectic, Tropical, Woodland
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest, Warm Colors, Wildlife Friendly, Winter Interest
Focus: Curb Appeal, Saving Water, Pleasing Seasonal Flow
Seasons of Interest: Summer, Fall

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo