Bronze and Blue Foliage Combo

This subtle and refined planting combination, reliant on foliage color and texture looks great for months on end thanks to the year-round presence of some of its key components. It's anchored by an elegant pairing of evergreen foliage; Rhododendron 'Teddy Bear' with its larger leaves and cinnamon bronze indumentum is a wonderfully simple, but perfect, companion to the finely textured blue conifer, Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Iceberg'. My Monet™ Weigela bridges the tones of both; its blue and white variegation reads cool blue, but with a hint of bronze, it speaks to its rhododendron partner. Pink blooms in spring; the Weigela more vivid than the softer tones of Teddy Bear, together with the froth of blue blooms that precede the bold, silver-blue foliage of Brunnera 'Looking Glass' add a floral note. A carpet black mondo grass makes a sophisticated groundcover at the base of all.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8
Exposure: Open Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade
Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Fabulous Foliage, Winter Interest
Focus: Curb Appeal, Mixed Border, Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo