Plant Combinations: Rusty Hues for Rustic Charm

Beat the heat in style with fiery color and fuss-free maintenance.

Warm up the garden with this hardy collection of radiant foliage and vibrant blooms. A backdrop of Coppertop™ Sweet Viburnum sets the stage with evergreen color and brilliant copper-toned new growth. The showy foliage of ‘Kaleidoscope’ Abelia and ‘Orange Rocket’ Barberry shift from one blazing color to another throughout the season, with a stunning fall finale in fiery red and orange hues. ‘Sunset Orange’ Gaillardia dazzles with golden flowers spring through fall, while ‘Rocket City’ Daylily explodes in bright orange summer blooms. With a diversity of forms and textures, these plants are perfect for layering. Flank a focal point of ‘Orange Rocket’ with masses of ‘Rocket City’ Daylily, whose tall, arching foliage provides contrast and movement. A carpet of ‘Sunset Orange’ Gaillardia carries the bright colors earthward, finishing the combo. Plants are heat and drought tolerant once established.


Plant List

Coppertop™ Sweet Viburnum 

‘Orange Rocket’ Barberry

‘Kaleidoscope’ Abelia

‘Rocket City’ Daylily

‘Sunset Orange’ Gaillardia


Combination Details

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 to 9

Key Features: Attracts Birds and Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Heat Tolerant

Design Styles: Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic, Water-Wise

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