Airy Froth and Purple Spires Scream Summer in Full Sun

The airy froth of Deschampsia 'Northern Lights' mingling with the purple spires of Salvia 'May Night' is a wonderful starting point for a sunny perennial border. Adding other sun-loving, perennials would round out the show and extend the season of interest. A coneflower, such as E. 'Sundown' would be a perfect addition with its daisy-shaped flowers adding variety. Subbing another perennial sage would yield similar results, for example S. 'Caradonna'.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun
Water Needs: Average, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Cottage, Mediterranean, Naturalistic, Wildlife Friendly
Features: Deer Resistant, Flower Fest, Attracts Pollinator, Wildlife Friendly
Focus: Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Saving Water
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo