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A Californian Retreat

Plant Combinations, Spring Borders, Summer Borders, Fall Borders, Winter Borders


Isn't this spectacular plant combination a real masterpiece with its staggering reddish rosettes of Paddle Plants (Kalanchoe luciae) providing a strong architectural and exotic presence in this border? This eye catching succulent with its basal rosette of thick, rounded leaves, turns red at the margins during the cooler winter months (if grown in bright light, otherwise the leaves remain green) and also puts on a dramatic show from late winter into early spring when arises a single long stem, to 2-3 feet, bearing clusters of white inflorescence.

Here, it is brilliantly accompanied by the large rosettes of the soft green leaves, elegantly arching back, of Fox-Tail Agaves (Agave attenuata) and they both stunningly contrast with the ground hugging blue-fingered Chalksticks (Senecio mandraliscae), the Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca) or with the white carpet of 'Snow in the Summer' (Cerastium tomentosum).

A low maintenance and water wise garden designed by Debora Carl landscape Design

Garden Information

Hardiness 9 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Attracts Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Garden Information

Hardiness 9 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Attracts Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Mediterranean Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agaves Great Plant Combination Ideas with Carex - Sedges Great Plant Combination Ideas with Festuca - Fescues Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kalanchoe Great Plant Combination Ideas with Senecio


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Senecio mandraliscae (Blue Chalksticks)
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