Tawny and Blue Foliage Combo

This simple plant duo for full sun looks fantastic just about year-round, is drought-tolerant, and super easy-care. Euphorbia rigida with its succulent ice-blue foliage is handsome any time of year, but is particularly eye-catching in spring when tipped with acid yellow blooms that take on red tones as they age. Soft and flowing wisps of pheasant tail grass introduce pleasing textural variety and movement and its warm tawny tones are a pleasing color companion to the blue euphorbia.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9, 10
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat
Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Mediterranean, Naturalistic, Northwest Eclectic
Features: Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Winter Interest
Focus: Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Mixed Border, Saving Water
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance


Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo

  • Anemanthele lessoniana

    Pheasant Grass
    New Zealand Wind Grass
    STIPA LESSONIANA

    Type: Grass / Grass-Like
    Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun
    Zone: 8, 9, 10

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  • Euphorbia rigida

    Gopher Plant

    Type: Perennial
    Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat
    Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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