Low Maintenance Plant Combo with Foliage Focus

This plant combo made up of two hostas of varying size and foliage color, coupled with the golden yellow, evergreen foliage of Sundance Mexican orange is easy to care for and looks great for months on end in the garden. Morning sun and afternoon shade, with regular water would be the ideal growing conditions. Blooms, though they play second fiddle to foliage, are offered up in spring on the Mexican orange and the hostas have lavender flower spikes in summer. Deadhead as soon as the flowers fade to return to the foliage-focused display.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8

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

Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Fabulous Foliage, 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, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo

  • Choisya ternata 'Sundance'

    Sundance Mexican Orange

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

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  • Hosta 'Blue Angel'

    Hosta Blue Angel

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

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  • Hosta 'Patriot'

    Patriot Hosta

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

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