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An Eye-Catching Mediterranean Garden with Agave, Aloe and Pincushion

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


This drought resistant Mediterranean garden is low maintenance and requires little water to thrive. The plants consist of south US natives, succulents and drought-hardy plants from the Southern Hemisphere, laid out in broad drifts of striking colors and textures. We can admire with delight the large exotic blooms of Leucospermum 'Scarlet Ribbon' (Pincushion) which compete for attention with those of Aloe striata (Coral Aloe).

Equally attractive are the rosettes of rounded leaves of Kalanchoe luciae (Paddle Plant), adorned with vibrant red-wine tips and topped by a particularly striking flowering stem arising from its center. A magnificent and compact Agave, ‘Kissho Kan’, with perfectly symmetrical rosettes of soft silver-blue leaves, resembles more of a rose than an agave. Contrasting in shape and color with all the above plants is the very ornamental Yucca gloriosa 'Bright Star' (Spanish Dagger) with broad, sword-shaped leaves adorned with bright ivory edges. Cool weather or water stress will bring out pink shades, creating a tricolor effect. What a glorious plant composition!

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Garden Information

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 10 – 12
Climate Zones 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun, Partial 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
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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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
Heat Zones 10 – 12
Climate Zones 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun, Partial 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
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 Agaves Great Plant Combination Ideas with Aloes Great Plant Combination Ideas with Kalanchoe Great Plant Combination Ideas with Yucca


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