Sun-Loving Combination with Zippy Foliage & Flower by Darcy Daniels

Sun-Loving Combination with Zippy Foliage & Flower

Sun-Loving Combination with Zippy Foliage and Flower

These plants were carefully selected to work perfectly together by garden design guru, Darcy Daniels, creator of eGardenGo and designer with Bloomtown® Gardens.

Strongly contrasting burgundy and yellow foliage and red blooms make a zippy statement in this simple vignette of drought tolerant plants. This planting combination has good all-season structure thanks to the strong vertical form of the Swane's Golden Italian Cypress, the golden foliage of Abelia 'Kaleidoscope', and the copper toned tufts of Carex testacea on the ground.

The floral show is carried by the vibrant red blooms that cover the flower carpet rose all summer. The smokebush offers up a pleasing sequence; starting with richly colored burgundy foliage in spring, billowing flowers in summer from which its name is derived, and a good display of fall color. This planting scheme makes a nice deciduous screen as drawn, or adapt the planting schematic to a hell strip by adjusting for visibility from both sides, and to fit a longer, more narrow space.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PLANTS INCLUDED IN THIS COMBO

What you'll get:

  • FIVE different layout options
  • PDF file (letter-size pages)
  • Plan-view schematics showing location and quantity of each plant
  • Use the quantities listed on each plan as a shopping list

Bed Sizes Available

  • 8 x 16' rectangular bed designed to be viewed from one side
  • 8 x 16' rectangular bed viewed from both sides
  • Ell-shaped bed with 15' legs, designed to be viewed from all sides
  • Ell-shaped bed with 15' legs, designed to be viewed from inside the curve 
  • and an 12' x 20' island bed designed to be viewed from all sides.
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