This plant combination in fiery tones for full sun will hold up to the heat of high summer. An abundance of flowers over a long period will keep it colorful and fun, producing enough blooms to have cut flowers to enjoy in a vase as well as in the garden.
This vignette is especially suited for smaller gardens thanks to the dwarf stature of its anchoring shrub, Winecraft Black® Smokebush. If you’re gardening in a larger space and/or have difficulty finding this recently introduced variety, Cotinus 'Grace' would make a fine substitute, though you’ll want to re-evaluate quantity and spacing to accommodate its larger size.
Though this plant combination includes some all-season structure—a carpet of coppery-color grass and the strictly upright spires of the finely-textured blue conifer—this plant combination peaks summer into fall, so keep that in mind in terms of where you situate it in your garden.
Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat
Drought-tolerant, Low, Occasional
City and Courtyard, Mediterranean, Northwest Eclectic, Waterwise, Wildlife Friendly
Features: Attracts Pollinator, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest, Harmonious Colors, Hot Vibrant Colors, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Warm Colors, Wildlife Friendly
Focus: Color Theme, Cutting Garden, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Saving Water
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading