Easy Plant Combo in Cool Tones for Shade

Cool blue and shimmering silver foliage of the conifer and brunnera are all the brighter when paired with the burgundy tones of Hydrangea 'Preziosa'. Delicate fronds of Polystichum setiferum make a wonderful evergreen groundcover.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade, Part Shade

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even

Design Considerations

Style: Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Romantic Cool Colors
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low



Plants In this Combo

Brunnera macrophylla 'Looking Glass'

Looking Glass Silver Siberian Bugloss

Type: Perennial
Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Barry's Silver'

Barry's Silver Lawson Cypress

Type: Conifer, Shrub
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Hydrangea serrata 'Preziosa'

Preziosa Hydrangea

Type: Shrub
Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Polystichum setiferum

Soft Shield Fern

Type: Fern
Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Deep Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

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