Plant Combinations: Sassy Color for Sunny Spaces

By Kimberly Toscano

Cool blues and hot pinks deliver high-energy fun in the summer sun.

This chic combination unites bold color and kinetic form for a powerful display. The upright foliage of Clarity Blue™ Dianella imparts energy and excitement to the garden, while Design-A-Line™ Cordyline’s flowing blades lend fluidity. Both plants are evergreen, yielding vibrant color all year. As a backdrop, the vase-like Delta Fusion™ Crapemyrtle provides upward movement and lively hues. Play with different combinations of perennials to accent the dramatic foliage. The buoyant blooms of Ever Sapphire™ Agapanthus add playful form and texture. Finish with a bed of White Blush EnduraScape™ Verbena to ground the planting while providing a soft color echo.

 

Plant List

Clarity Blue™ Dianella

Delta Fusion™ Crapemyrtle

Design-A-Line™ Cordyline

Ever Sapphire™ Agapanthus

White Blush EnduraScape™ Verbena

 

Combination Details

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 to 10

Key Features: Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Heat Tolerant, Long Bloom Season, Water-wise, Year-round Interest

Design Styles: Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Tropical, Sustainable Garden

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