Lush foliage is the foundation for this vignette; the golden sweet flag and Fire Alarm Heuchera create an evergreen frame for the other seasonal contributors. The reddish-coral vein of the fern, Athyrium otophorum is accentuated by its proximity to the richly colored heuchera—especially prominent in spring when the foliage is fresh and new. The zone 6 rating for this combo is based on accepting the fate of the begonia as an annual and resolving to tuck in a fresh plant each season for summer blooms. This planting combination would do well in a container or plant it in-ground to create a tapestry of foliage along the front of a border.
Exposure: Open Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade
Water Needs: Regular / Even
City and Courtyard,
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Low Maintenance
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Three Seasons of Interest
Maintenance Level: low