This foliage-driven, mostly-monochromatic planting scheme reads elegant and sophisticated. The bold, white variegated foliage of the Fatsia adds sparkle and drama. Though not evident in this photo, the Podocarpus adds a lot of changing color to the mix; it takes on bronze tones in winter and its new growth is creamy aging to pink.
Plants, back to front:
- Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web', Zone 7
- Podocarpus alpinus 'County Park Fire',
- Astelia nivicola ‘Red Gem’, Zone 8
The three plants listed above are all evergreen and make for an easy-care garden combination offering year-round good looks. To add further depth and interest to this planting scheme, try adding Heuchera 'Green Spice' and Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' at the edges.
(Garden design by Darcy Daniels of Bloomtown Gardens.)
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