Easy Garden Plan with Fantastic Foliage

This plant combination, with accompanying planting plan, offers a pleasing progression through the seasons—attractive foliage from all members; the hellebore blooms in late winter and in spring deep magenta blooms decorate the fringe flower; transparent and flowing plumes top the variegated purple moor grass from summer into fall; and a steady presence of all-season structure is contributed by the blue needled dwarf conifer. In mild winters, the Loropetalum's foliage remains an asset, though in harsher years it can get a bit bedraggled by winters end, though it bounces back quickly once new growth commences.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even

Design Considerations

Style: City and Courtyard, Northwest Eclectic
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Low Maintenance, Romantic Cool Colors, Uses Easy-to-Find Plants, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Winter Interest
Focus: Curb Appeal, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading, Prune annually

Plants In this Combo