Big, Blue Hosta and Brightly Variegated Fleeceflower

This simple, but effective foliage duo for shade looks great from spring to frost. The light color of the variegated foliage of Painter's Palette fleece flower brightens a shady garden spot and contrasts in texture and color with the big, bold foliage of Hosta 'Blue Angel'. Both of the perennials in this easy-to-grow planting combination are herbaceous; meaning that they die back to the ground in winter, so to improve the all-season appeal of this combo, you might want to pair these two with one or more plants with evergreen foliage.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8
Exposure: Open Shade, Filtered Sun, Full Shade, Part Shade
Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Fabulous Foliage
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo