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