Plants always look better when combined with other plants that provide pleasing contrasts with flower color, plant form and foliage texture. Here are a few plant combinations that not only look great together but also have the same preferred growing conditions, watering requirements and soil preferences that are well matched.
Late Summer Perfection
Sun loving flowers and textures
Gaura lindheimeri Intermountain Beauty, Oenothera fremontii 'Shimmer' and Bouteloua 'Blonde Ambition'
Native Plants with Late Season Color
Agastache rupestis, Gaura lindheimeri Intermountain Beauty and Engelmannia peristinia
Shady Color for Pollinators
Salvia arizonica 'Deep Blue', Aquilegia chrysantha, Ajuga reptans Catlin's Giant
Full Sun Succulents
Bulbine abysinnica and Phemeranthus calycinum
Plant that come to us from native prairies but thrive in our high desert gardens.
Eryngium yuccafolium, Engelmannia peristinia and Muhlenbergia reverchonii 'Ruby Muhly'
Sun Loving Perennial Combo
Gaura 'Rosy Jane' ((Pink Appleblossom Grass) & Salvia sylvestris 'Caradonna' (European Meadow Sage)
The white and pink appleblossom shaped flowers of Rosy Jane are perfect for the dark blue flower spikes of ‘Caradonna’. Sun loving, these two perennials are a good choice for sunny spots that get some supplemental irrigation. Deadhead to keep the flowers coming all summer.
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