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Use drought-tolerant plants. It's highly likely that your coastal soil is mostly sand, so forgo thirsty turfgasses and finicky plants whenever possible and opt for a water-wise alternative. This planting of century plant (Agave americana, zones 7 to 10), blue fescue (Festuca glauca, zones 4 to 8), kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos 'Red Cross', zones 9 to 11) and crown of thorns (Euphorbia milii, zones 9b to 11) is cohesively colorful and thrives on neglect.
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Sand-Tolerant PlantsAs a general rule, drought-tolerant plants will perform well in dry, sandy soil that is well draining. Additionally, plants that are drought tolerant will also survive the nutrient-poor conditions of sandy soils. Your garden beds can be amended with compost, but using the right plants will mean less work in the long term. This garden features a mix of strong-formed agaves along with grasses, wildflowers and additional succulents. All of these plants are drought tolerant and will survive in well-draining, sandy soil.
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American century plant (Agave americana) and blue fescue (Festuca glauca) with red-flowering kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos ‘Red Cross’) and crown of thorns (Euphorbia milii).Planting NotesAgaves. Most types of agave — including commonly planted American century plant (Agave americana, zones 8 to 11), ‘Blue Glow’ agave (Agave ‘Blue Glow’, zones 9 to 11), whale’s tongue agave (Agave ovatifolia, Zone 7), tequila agave (Agave tequilana, zones 9 to 11) and octopus agave (Agave vilmoriniana, Zone 9) — thrive in full sun. Slightly tenderer foxtail agave (Agave attenuata, zones 10 to 12) can take full sun to lightly filtered shade in garden settings and requires some shade in hot, inland areas. All agaves need sharp, well-draining soil and require the soil to dry out between waterings to prevent the fleshy plants from rotting.Ornamental grasses. Planting requirements vary widely by species. Since all agaves require full sun to partially filtered sun, and soil with very good drainage, be sure to pick ornamental grass varieties that thrive in similar planting conditions. A few to choose from include ‘Elijah Blue’ fescue (Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’, zones 4 to 8), red fescue (Festuca rubra, zones 4 to 10), New Zealand wind grass (Anemanthele lessoniana, zones 8 to 10), ‘Blonde Ambition’ blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis ‘Blonde Ambition’, zones 3 to 10), pink muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris, zones 6 to 9) and foothill sedge (Carex tumulicola, zones 8 to 10).