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A Striking Water-Wise Border with Aloe, Cactus and Aeonium

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


This water-wise rock garden features numerous species of cacti, succulent and xerophytes plants from all the continents. Colorful and low-care, it is studded with a rich variety of striking plants, including aeoniums, aloes, dasylirions or yuccas. Their vibrant color, dramatic architectural shapes and lush evergreen foliage fill every available space.

All these plants look good year-round, are deer resistant, drought tolerant and fuss-free.

This vignette is from the Exotic Garden of Eze, located on the site of a medieval fortress, perched 429 meters above the Mediterranean Sea. The panorama from the garden offers one of the most spectacular views of the French Riviera extending all the way to the Esterel Mountains and the Golf of Saint Tropez. Eze’s Exotic Garden has received 2 awards; the “Prix Spécial Régional du Fleurissement” and the label “Jardin Remarquable”. It is worth a visit!

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, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden , 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 – 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, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden , Mediterranean Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Dasylirion Great Plant Combination Ideas with Aeonium Great Plant Combination Ideas with Aloes Great Plant Combination Ideas with Delosperma - Ice Plants Great Plant Combination Ideas with Opuntia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Yucca


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Aeonium arboreum 'Atropurpureum'
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