For installations that require low maintenance plants that are stingy on water needs, nothing could be better or easier than succulents. With astounding variety of leaf texture and color, these landscape gems provide interest and focal points in the garden.
Water-wise succulents worth consideration.
Pacific Horticulture magazine recently published an extensive article on how landscape professionals throughout Northern California are expanding their plant palettes to include these uniquely functional plants.
The article discloses how over the last few years, landscape architects and designers are recognizing that more and more clients are asking specifically for custom-designed succulent gardens. Below are few of our favorite succulents.
One of my favorites is Echeveria elegans, also known as the ‘Mexican Snowball.’ This plant is a tough succulent that provides great color and contrast to other darker leafed plants. It’s a perfect solution for inserting in rock walls or any other random crevice you can find in your project.
For a great focal plant, look no further than Agave franzosinii. This giant Agave grows 6 to 10 feet tall and 15 feet wide. Agave franzosinii’s silver/blue leaves make its presence known. It requires summer irrigation in hot inland climates to look its best but it’s remarkably hardy and very low maintenance.
Sedum makinoi ‘Ogon’
Another great low growing succulent is Sedum makinoi ‘Ogon’. It grows well in shadier gardens and has bright yellow leaves that lighten up any dark areas. It also mixes well with many styles and conditions. I grow it myself in both tropical and succulent pots.
Save water and add beauty to your client’s garden.
These succulents are the perfect solution for your client that’s concerned about plants that require little water and very little maintenance. We offer dozens of other succulent varieties in our large on hand inventory.
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