A trio of flowering perennials in soft pastel shades is backed by a froth of lightly variegated Feather Reed Grass, which introduces swaying movement as it catches the breeze, and the overall effect is a relaxed and blowzy vibe. Though the look of this plant combo is quasi-romantic, don't let that fool you; this quartet is tough, dependable and easy-to-grow. The aster and the hyssop produce purply-blue blooms of contrasting shapes that energize each other and the yellow eye of the Frikart's aster is accentuated by proximity to its neighbor, the Brimstone torch lily. This drought-tolerant planting combination blooms over a long period from summer into fall and will do best in full sun and well-drained soil.
7, 8, 9
Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat, Sun
Style: Cottage, Mediterranean, Naturalistic, Northwest Eclectic
Focus: Color Theme, Flower Fest, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Saving Water, Wildlife Friendly
Season of Interest: Late Spring, Summer, Fall
Features: Color Theme, Cool Colors, Drought Tolerant, Flower Fest, Fragrance, Pollinator, Wildlife
Average Maintenance, Deadheading, Divide Plants to Rejuvenate