Sweet Pink Blooms Belie Hardy Constitution

Soft and cool colors and fragrant frothy flowers belie the hardy constitution of this planting combination for the mixed border. Bees, butterflies and hummers will surely be your garden guests if you plant this sun-loving, drought-tolerant combo in a hot spot. Single, pink daisy-shaped blooms of the coneflower make a lovely couple paired with the spumes of multi-colored tubular flowers of dwarf hummingbird mint, Agastache 'Kudos Ambrosia'. Adding to the floral show, the semi-evergreen California lilac produces lovely bubbles of pink blooms atop showy red stems in summer. Silvery-blue, bold evergreen foliage of Helleborus argutifolius 'Silver Lace' will look good year-round if you renew the plant annually by cutting the spent flower stalks to ground level in late spring after they've done their thing.

Growing Conditions

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

Design Considerations

Style: Cottage, Mediterranean, Naturalistic, Northwest Eclectic
Features: Romantic Cool Colors, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Flower Fest, Fragrance, Attracts Pollinator, Wildlife Friendly
Focus: Color Theme, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Mixed Border, Saving Water, Pleasing Seasonal Flow
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo