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A Sparkling Mediterranean Garden with Aloe, Aeonium and Palms

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


Quite colorful, this desert 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. Framed by the lush blue-green to almost whitish silver foliage of Butia capitata (Pindo Palm), we can admire with delight the brilliant, scarlet to orange flower spikes of Aloe x principis. They contrast nicely with the dark burgundy rosettes of Aeonium 'Zwartkop'. Competing for attention, Aloe 'Hercules', a fast-growing, evergreen tree-like aloe reveals its smooth trunk crowned with explosions of fleshy, broad, blue-green leaves.

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

Garden Information

Hardiness 9 – 11
Climate Zones 15, 16, 17, 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, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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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
Climate Zones 15, 16, 17, 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, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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