Ultra-modern, Black and White Foliage Combination

Low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, and handsome—this stylish plant combination for sun would be great choice for adding curb appeal to a modern landscape. Natchez crape myrtle anchors the vignette with its wonderful structure, gorgeous bark, summer blooms, and fab fall color. The finely-textured, variegated foliage of the maiden grass introduces gentle movement and a pleasing progression from spring to fall, and even into winter if the dried stems are left standing: fresh foliage, followed by tasseled flowers, and autumnal colors as it goes dormant. Also occupying the mid-plane, the evergreen the foliage of the rockrose has a year-round presence, but really shines in early summer when covered in white flowers. On the ground, a striking black-and-white, bold-and-fine foliage duo commands attention.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun

Water Needs: Average, Drought-tolerant, Occasional, Regular / Even

Design Considerations

Style: Mediterranean, Modern, Northwest Eclectic
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Four Season Appeal, Harmonious Colors, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Winter Interest
Focus: Color Theme, Curb Appeal, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Spring, Summer

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low
Maintenance Tasks: Prune annually

Plants In this Combo