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A Long-Lasting and Colorful Front Garden

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


This elegant front yard features a beautiful marriage of colors, shapes and textures for a long-lasting impact, where the silvery-green rosettes of Agave attenuata (Fox Tail Agave) contrast gracefully with the blue-green, chalky leaves of Agave 'Blue Glow' or with the vibrant bracts of Leucadendron salignum 'Summer Red' (Conebush). On display in spring and summer, the showy blooms of 'Summer Red' are paired with top favorite Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset' whose fabulous red bracts will catch the eye later in the season, guaranteeing almost non stop color in the garden. Another favorite has been selected for this planting, Grevillea 'Long John',  which produces almost endlessly large clusters of coral flowers year-round.  They cheerfully contrast with fuzzy, silver-gray Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca), dark Aeonium 'Zwartkop', pastel pink Excheveria 'Afterglow' and the graceful, rich burgundy-colored Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum rubrum).

Created by Camille Beehler Landscape Design, this low maintenance and water wise front garden is a real masterpiece.

Garden Information

Hardiness 9 – 10
Climate Zones 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Front Yards , Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Mediterranean Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Aeonium Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agaves Great Plant Combination Ideas with Echeveria Great Plant Combination Ideas with Festuca - Fescues Great Plant Combination Ideas with Grevillea Great Plant Combination Ideas with Leucadendron - Conebushes Great Plant Combination Ideas with Pennisetum - Fountain Grasses


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 – 10
Climate Zones 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Front Yards , Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Mediterranean Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Aeonium Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agaves Great Plant Combination Ideas with Echeveria Great Plant Combination Ideas with Festuca - Fescues Great Plant Combination Ideas with Grevillea Great Plant Combination Ideas with Leucadendron - Conebushes Great Plant Combination Ideas with Pennisetum - Fountain Grasses


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Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum' (Purple Fountain Grass)
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