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Agave, Kalanchoe, Festuca, senecio

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
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
Maintenance Low
Water Needs 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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Carex (Sedge) Festuca (Fescue) Kalanchoe Agave Senecio
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Agave ‘Blue Flame’
Agave ‘Blue Glow’
Carex testacea ‘Prairie Fire’ (New Zealand Hair Sedge)
Festuca glauca ‘Blaufuchs’ (Blue Fescue)

The Landscape Designers

Debora Carl Landscape Design
Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers

Debora Carl Landscape Design was founded in 2000 with a mission of designing outdoor living spaces appropriate to California’s Mediterranean climate, utilizing distinctive materials and accessories, and emphasizing drought-tolerant, low-maintenance plant selections. Our team creates designs that are sensitive to the lifestyle of each client and to the unique character of each home and site.

Since our founding, our work has been featured in numerous publications and garden exhibitions, including Sunset, Garden Design, Better Homes and Gardens, San Diego Home and Garden, Luxe Interiors & Design, Riviera Interiors and more.

Address
1791 Crest Drive, Encinitas, California, United States, 92024
Phone
(760) 479-0082
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
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
Maintenance Low
Water Needs 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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Carex (Sedge) Festuca (Fescue) Kalanchoe Agave Senecio
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San Diego Region
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