Plant Combo with Foliage Focus Spilling Down Slope

This trio of plants, selected first for foliage, has good seasonal flow as well. The dwarf fountain grass is pictured at its peak of bloom, but it will continue to look good in the garden for many months, even after it goes dormant. Earlier in the season the bergenia had vivid pink blooms but its bold foliage is a nice contrast to the river of finely textured succulent foliage of Sedum confusum all year round.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Deer Resistant, Fabulous Foliage, Winter Interest
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance


Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo

  • Bergenia 'Magic Giant'

    Magic Giant Pig Squeak

    Type: Perennial
    Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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  • Heuchera 'Obsidian'

    Obsidian Alum Root

    Type: Perennial
    Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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  • Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'

    Dwarf Fountain Grass

    Type: Grass / Grass-Like
    Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun
    Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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  • Sedum confusum

    Stonecrop

    Type: Groundcover, Perennial, Succulent
    Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10

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