Plant Archetypes

Plant study area 3:

Landscape inspiration:

Waves of blue-grey shrubs and grasses moving in response to the wind, with white and cream inflorescenses that appear to  float above the waves.

Our design response to test:

  • Wave-like swathes of Festuca idahoensis as the dominant species punctuated with similarly colored but more textural shrubs such as the Artemisia pycnocephala
  • Iris douglasiana to be a blade-like focal plant and provide contrast to the fine textures of the other planting

Groundcover Layer (50%)
Dichondra donelliana
Achillea millefolium
“Sonoma Coast”
Filler Species (5-10%)
Achillea millefolium
Seasonal Layer (25-40%)
Iris douglasiana
Structural Layer(10-15%)
Festuca idahoensis
Artemisia pycnocephala