Colorful, Splashy Plant Combo for Shade

Silver and white variegation make this mostly foliage-based combination shine in the shade. The big, blocky Fatsia leaves, splashed with white and silver, are at their perfect best in shade and compliment the thread-like Nandina. At ground level, the large silver Pulmonaria leaves balance the fine textures of the Snowline Carex grass, Polystichum fern and lacy Astilbe -- which produces sizzling red blossoms in late spring.


Growing Conditions

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

Design Considerations

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

Care and Maintenance


Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo