Succulents make good bedfellows with other waterwise plants. There are endless creations you can design, pairing succulents with drought-tolerant perennials, herbs, and woody plants. Here's one example to get your juices flowing!
I created this landscape in collaboration with an artistic client who wanted a distinctive, drought-tolerant, low-maintenance alternative to the front lawn. I was given free reign to select and combine some of my favorite xeriscape selections from arid climates around the world. The salvias and ceanothus are hybrid varieties of California native plants, while the rest of the species are from arid environments of the Mediterranean, Australia, and South Africa.
- Thymus praecox 'Elfin'
- Thymus serpyllum
- Thymus 'Pink Chintz'
- Erigeron karvinskianus (Santa Barbara Daisy)
- Salvia x jamensis 'Sierra de San Antonio' (Sage)
- Cotyledon orbiculata 'Elkhorn'
- Anigozanthos (kangaroo Paw orange, red)
- Agonis flexuosa 'After Dark' (Burgundy peppermint tree)
- Ceanothus 'Diamond Heights'
- Chondropetalum tectorum 'Cape Rush'
- Cordyline 'Burgundy'
- Aeonium canariense
- Salvia 'Bee's Bliss'
- Golden oregano
- Lime thyme
- Lime teucrium