Three layout options, thoroughly & artfully illustrated. This plant combination in fiery tones for full sun will hold up to the heat of high summer.
This plant combination in fiery tones for full sun will hold up to the heat of high summer. An abundance of flowers over a long period will keep it colorful and fun, producing enough blooms to have cut flowers to enjoy in a vase as well as in the garden.
This vignette is especially suited for smaller gardens thanks to the dwarf stature of its anchoring shrub, Winecraft Black® Smokebush. If you’re gardening in a larger space and/or have difficulty finding this recently introduced variety, Cotinus 'Grace' would make a fine substitute, though you’ll want to re-evaluate quantity and spacing to accommodate its larger size.
Though this plant combination includes some all-season structure—a carpet of copper-colored grass and the strictly upright spires of the finely-textured blue conifer—this plant combination peaks summer into fall, so keep that in mind in terms of where you situate it in your garden.
These six plants were carefully selected to work perfectly together by garden design guru, Darcy Daniels of Bloomtown® Gardens.
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Download this file for a clear, easy-to-follow plan for installing this garden at home. You'll get a to-scale drawing with placement and quantities of plants clearly identified.
Visualization of the double-sided rectangular bed.
Each plant is shown in elevation view and in proportion.
Photos of the plants included in this plant combination.
Bed sizes included: