This planting combination looks great just about year-round thanks to a reliance on fabulous foliage for making its statement. Blue and burgundy foliage make a classic garden pair; the blues cool it down and the burgundies jazz it up. Three shrubs anchor the scene: the Japanese maple, Acer palmatum 'Shaina', is a compact, slow-growing, shrubby small tree with vibrant burgundy foliage; it's joined by Rhododendron 'Yak Van Zile' and Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Snow', a duo of perfect companions with their varied texture and common foliage color of bluish white. A dwarf selection of Bergenia called Angel Kiss offer white blooms with a dark eye that sets off a color echo to the foliage of Heuchera 'Amethyst Myst'. Mondo grass unifies all with a finely textured mat of rich green foliage.
Filtered Sun, Full Shade, Morning Sun, Open Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun
Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Winter Interest
Focus: Curb Appeal, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Small Space, Year-round Interest
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest, Winter, Year-round Interest