Easy Slope Garden Plan
This mix of easy annuals and tough perennials will beautify any slope. Follow this garden plan to get the look in your green space.
Filling a hillside with colorful plants that stop erosion is a win-win for the yard. Cottage flowers like Shasta daisies, Black-eyed Susans, and lupines add height and classic color to the design, while lower-growing plants like petunias, sedum and candytuft fill in the open spaces with delicate texture. This plan is perfect for any sloped section of the yard but does especially well as a border bed next to stairs or a path.
Free Garden Plan
Our free Planting Guide for this garden includes an illustrated version of the plan, a detailed layout diagram, a list of plants for the garden as shown, and complete instructions for installing the garden. (Free, one-time registration allows unlimited access to Planting Guides for all garden plans.)
Fill a tough spot in the garden with colorful annuals and perennials.
Garden size: 13 by 17 feet
- 8 Livingstone daisy (Dorotheanthus bellidiformis): Annual
- 6 Petunia 'Purple Wave': Annual
- 15 Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens): Zones 5–9
- 3 Crinkled hairgrass (Deschampsia flexuosa): Zones 4–9
- 6 Dianthus ‘Bath’s Pink’: Zones 5–9, depending on species
- 1 Sedum spectabile: Zones 4–9
- 6 Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum × superbum): Zones 5–8
- 1 Knapweed (Centaurea dealbata): Zones 4–8
- 1 Lupine (Lupinus perennis): Zones 4–9
- 6 Alpine campion (Lychnis alpina): Zones 4–7
- 3 Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’): Zones 4–9
- 9 Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora): Zones 4–9
- 3 Marsh marigold (Caltha palustris): Zones 3–7
- 3 Nanking cherry (Prunus tomentosa): Zones 2–7