Yellow Foliage and Flower Decorated by Traipsing Bright Blooms

Whorls of butter-colored blooms on Phlomis fruticosa echo the golden foliage of the New Zealand flax and contrast with the brightly colored magenta blooms of the hardy geranium that traipse and trail through the strappy foliage of the phormium. Geranium Ann Folkard's chartreuse foliage, set against the felty-gray foliage of the Jerusalem sage is a pleasing contrast in color and texture. In Zone 8 gardens, the New Zealand flax will need protection from bouts of severe winter cold.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9, 10
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun
Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: City and Courtyard, Container, Cottage, Northwest Eclectic, Tropical
Features: Zippy Color Contrasts, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Deer Resistant, Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest, Warm Colors
Focus: Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

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