Resistant to heat, drought, poor soil, and salt, ice plant is about as indestructible as you can get. This mat-forming perennial grows inches tall and can spread two feet or more wide. Ice plant has fleshy gray-green foliage that’s almost hidden by a b
Euonymous japonica ‘Green Spire’‘ This is a stunning evergreen shrub with deep green glossy foliage that remain dark green through the winter. This would be a good one to replace the privet near the front door and repeat along the side of the house.
Garden centers typically stock many varieties of sage (Salvia), including shrub and perennial forms suitable for street-side gardens. Flowers are blue, white, red, or purple, like S. farinacea 'Victoria' (shown). Many sages stay under 18 inches and can be coaxed to bloom through October if you cut back plants after the first wave. Likes sun and thrives with little water. Zones vary by variety.
This is a variety that has the texture a deer will avoid, so the beautiful purple spikes will not disappear overnight. Magic Show Hocus Pocus is a faithful bloomer and provides a mat of color comes spring. Full to partial sun. Even partly shady perennial.
Perennial - Pennisetum Rubrum "Fireworks" Looks like something from a Dr Suess book! Pennisetum Rubrum is my favorite grass, I wish it was a perennial around here, I'll have to remember to get some for around he house this year.