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Great Perennials as Companion Plants for Your Succulents

Succulent Gardens, Companion Plants

Succulent Gardens, Companion Plants, Perennial Plants, Drought tolerant Plants,  Drought tolerant Flowers

Prized by gardeners for their architectural shapes, fascinating textures, vibrant colors, drought resistance, and low maintenance, succulents are a joy to behold and a delight to design with. Well suited for climates with high temperatures and low rainfall, thanks to their ability to store water in their leaves or stems, most are easy to grow, with few disease or insect problems, and tolerant of heat and poor soils. Quite versatile, they add drama in most garden settings and work well in a variety of garden styles, including Mediterranean, desert, or xeriscape gardens and rock gardens.

You should not limit yourself to the succulent world when designing a succulent garden. A wide range of companion plants will bring out the best qualities of your succulents and share their space with a serene balance. These companion plants will provide contrast and add interest. Whether ornamental grasses, perennials, annuals, or shrubs, these companion plants should have the same cultural requirements.

Since the majority of cacti and succulents grow in desert and savannah situations, this means bright light (full sun or dappled shade), minimal water with excellent drainage, good air circulation, dry air, and high temperatures.

Below is a list of pretty perennial plants that share most of these growing requirements. They will bring out the best in both the succulents and their world.

Guide Information

Plant Type Cactus & Succulents, Perennials
Genus Echeveria, Crassula, Aloe, Agave, Aeonium, Kalanchoe, Opuntia, Senecio
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Height
Spread
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

Pretty Perennial Plants for your Favorite Succulents

Discover These Helpful Guides for Further Reading

Great Shrubs as Companion Plants for Your Succulents
Great Ornamental Grasses as Companion Plants for Your Succulents
Echeveria
Sempervivum (Hens and Chicks)
Agave
Aeonium
Aloe
Kalanchoe
Crassula

Garden Examples

A Colorful and Low Maintenance California Garden
A Colorful Succulent Garden
A Sparkling and Low Maintenance Garden
An Eye-Catching Succulent Garden
A Low Care Border Idea for Your Rock Garden
A Lush But Water-Wise Garden
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.

Guide Information

Plant Type Cactus & Succulents, Perennials
Genus Echeveria, Crassula, Aloe, Agave, Aeonium, Kalanchoe, Opuntia, Senecio
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Height
Spread
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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