Foliage Combo in Cool Tones with Varied Texture

The large evergreen leaves of the variegated Japanese aralia provide year-round structure but this trio sporting cool blue foliage in a variety of textures and form really shines from spring to frost when the blue hosta and ghost fern are contributing to the overall scene.


Growing Conditions

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

Design Considerations

Style: Tropical, Woodland
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Romantic Cool Colors, Fabulous Foliage
Focus: Color Theme
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance


Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo

  • Athyrium 'Ghost'

    Ghost Fern

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

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  • Fatsia japonica 'Variegata'

    Variegated Japanese Aralia

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

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  • Hosta 'Halcyon'

    Halcyon Hosta

    Type: Perennial
    Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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