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Playa La Vista

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This small condo backyard, originally a steep hill and not a useable space, has been beautifully terraced by Pat Brodie Landscape Design with stone and includes succulents, seasonal color, and drought tolerant plants.

Large, sculptural agaves such as Agave vilmoriniana (Octopus Agave), luminous Furcraea foetida 'Mediopicta' (Mauritius Hemp) and various mid-sized aloes are dotting the garden with their wonderful shapes and evergreen foliage. Dazzling color 

Adding punch to the landscape are the rich purple blooms of Salvia leucantha (Mexican Bush Sage) and the brilliant golden flowers of Tagetes lemmonii (Mexican Marigold), two drought tolerant shrubs with aromatic foliage and long-lasting blossoms.

Other bold plants drawing attention are the dark Aeonium 'Zwartkop' or sunny Aeonium 'Sunburnt'. The garden beds are underplanted with rivers of cool Senecio mandraliscae (Blue Chalk Stick) and eye-catching Echeverias.

A relatively easy to maintain and waterwise garden and a feast for the eyes too!

Garden Information

Hardiness 9 – 10
Climate Zones 16, 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 Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Garden Decorations , Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , 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
Climate Zones 16, 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 Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Garden Decorations , Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Mediterranean Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Tagetes - Marigolds Great Plant Combination Ideas with Aeonium Great Plant Combination Ideas with Agaves Great Plant Combination Ideas with Aloes Great Plant Combination Ideas with Echeveria Great Plant Combination Ideas with Salvia - Sages Great Plant Combination Ideas with Senecio


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Agave vilmoriniana (Octopus Agave)
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