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A Sparkling Mediterranean Garden with Agave, Aloe and Euphorbia

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


Quite colorful, this succulent garden is low maintenance and requires little water to thrive. The plants are drought tolerant and are laid out in a tapestry of striking colors, shapes and textures. We can admire with delight the beautifully variegated foliage and long-lasting flowers of Euphorbia characias 'Tasmanian Tiger' (Spurge), which compete for attention with the bright coppery-red rosettes of Sedum nussbaumerianum or the incandescent foliage of Crassula capitella 'Campfire'.

Equally attractive are the rosettes of rounded leaves of Kalanchoe luciae (Paddle Plant), the fascinating foliage of Aloe polyphylla (Spiral Aloe) that is arranged in a perfect spiral pattern, or the white spotted, sword-shaped leaves of Aloe maculata (Soap Aloe). Not to mention the small but arresting, chalky white columns of Euphorbia polygona 'Snowflake' and the fleshy blue gray pads of Opuntia santarita (Santa Rita Prickly Pear) adorned with rich purple shades.

Looking good all year-round, most of these plants change color over the seasons for a renewed appeal.

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Garden Information

Hardiness 9 – 10
Exposure Full 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 Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Gravel and Rock Garden , Mediterranean Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Aeonium Great Plant Combination Ideas with Aloes Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crassula Great Plant Combination Ideas with Euphorbia - Spurges Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kalanchoe Great Plant Combination Ideas with Opuntia 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 9 – 10
Exposure Full 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 Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Gravel and Rock Garden , Mediterranean Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Aeonium Great Plant Combination Ideas with Aloes Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crassula Great Plant Combination Ideas with Euphorbia - Spurges Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kalanchoe Great Plant Combination Ideas with Opuntia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Sedum - Stonecrops


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