Alphabetical Plant Listing

A Natural Path


A jaw-dropping casual and fragrant gravel path winding across a superb mix of drought resistant and salt friendly plantings. This lovely walk features showy and aromatic Wild Thyme or Creeping Thyme (Thymus serpyllum), attractive and trouble-free Siberian Irises (Iris sibirica), a couple of fragrant Lavenders (Lavandula angustifolia) with different bloom times and colors, late flowering Sedum and drought tolerant Blanket Flowers (Gaillardia) for their colorful mounds of bright daisy-like flowers.

They are combined with a glorious and reliable California Lilac (Ceanothus) with strong, arching stems, rich dark green foliage and a cloud of sapphire blue flowers in spring.

Two graceful ornamental grasses have also been beautifully included in this charming scene : Blue Oat grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens) and Maiden grass 'Gracillimus' (Miscanthus sinensis). A long-lasting display scenery, a feast for the eyes and the senses!

This naturalistic, colorful and low maintenance scene has been brilliantly created by Lankford Associates Landscape Architects.

Garden Information

Hardiness 7 – 8
Climate Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Ground Covers , Pathways
Garden Styles Coastal Garden , Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

Get Garden Design Ideas


Great Plant Combination Ideas with Ceanothus - California Lilac Great Plant Combination Ideas with Gaillardia - Blanket Flowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Iris Sibirica - Siberian Irises Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lavandula - Lavenders Great Plant Combination Ideas with Miscanthus - Maiden Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sedum - Stonecrops


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 7 – 8
Climate Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Ground Covers , Pathways
Garden Styles Coastal Garden , Informal and Cottage , Traditional Garden

Get Garden Design Ideas


Great Plant Combination Ideas with Ceanothus - California Lilac Great Plant Combination Ideas with Gaillardia - Blanket Flowers Great Plant Combination Ideas with Iris Sibirica - Siberian Irises Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lavandula - Lavenders Great Plant Combination Ideas with Miscanthus - Maiden Grasses Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sedum - Stonecrops


Border Calculator

Recreate this garden. Specify the percentages you would like to have of each plant and input the dimensions of your garden space.We'll give you a shopping list so you know how many plants you need.

%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

ft
ft

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Thymus serpyllum (Creeping Thyme)
Find Suppliers
N/A
Iris sibirica 'Caesar's Brother' (Siberian Iris)
Find Suppliers
N/A
Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus' (Maiden Grass)
Find Suppliers
N/A
Helictotrichon sempervirens (Blue Oat Grass)
Find Suppliers
N/A
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' (Lavender)
Find Suppliers
N/A
Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead' (Lavender)
Find Suppliers
N/A
Sedum 'Herbstfreude' ('Autumn Joy')
Find Suppliers
N/A
Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Sun' (Blanket Flower)
Find Suppliers
N/A
Ceanothus 'Concha' (California Lilac)
Find Suppliers
N/A

Find your Hardiness Zone

Find your Climate Zone

Find your Heat Zone

Join Gardenia.net

Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

Join now and start creating your dream garden!

Create a New Collection

Optional. For your reference.


Move Selected Plants to a Different Collection


Delete Collection

This field is required.