Fresh Green and White Plant Combo for Shade

The lush, rich green foliage duo with strongly contrasting textures and form are the perfect backdrop to show off the sparkling white pendants of the hardy fuchsia. This is a hardworking plant combo; Japanese aralia and fern are evergreen and the Hawkshead hardy fuchsia blooms for month on end.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9

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

Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: City and Courtyard, Formal, Northwest Eclectic
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest, Romantic Cool Colors, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Winter Interest
Focus: Color Theme, Mixed Border
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo

  • Fatsia Japonica

    Japanese Aralia

    Type: Shrub
    Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Deep Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10

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  • Fuchsia magellanica 'Hawkshead'

    Hawkshead Hardy Fuchsia Hybrid

    Type: Perennial, Shrub
    Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 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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