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A Colorful Succulent Garden

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


This tapestry garden weaves together succulents and other drought-tolerant plants for a long-lasting impact. Color and texture highlight this landscape creation, where the focus was laid on foliage, and blooms regarded as a bonus.

Bold plants like Agave americana (Century Plant), chocolate Phormium or Aloe striata (Coral Aloe) are emphasized throughout the garden, often clustered for impact. Rivers of cool Senecio mandraliscae (blue chalk fingers), pastel Graptopetalum paraguayense (Ghost Plant), and hot-hued Sedum × rubrotinctum (Stonecrop) flow through and around beds. Along with a path of Dymondia margaretae (Silver Carpet), they draw the landscape together.

This succulent heaven has been created by Debra Lee Baldwin, garden photojournalist and author, for her own backyard.

Garden Information

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 10
Climate Zones 17, 18, 19, 20, 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, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Mediterranean Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agaves Great Plant Combination Ideas with Aloes Great Plant Combination Ideas with Phormium - Flaxes Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sedum - Stonecrops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Senecio


Photo courtesy:  Debra Lee Baldwin

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 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 10
Climate Zones 17, 18, 19, 20, 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, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Mediterranean Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agaves Great Plant Combination Ideas with Aloes Great Plant Combination Ideas with Phormium - Flaxes Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sedum - Stonecrops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Senecio


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Senecio mandraliscae (Blue Chalksticks)
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