Low Maintenance Woodland Mixed Border in Cool Tones

This high interest, low maintenance planting combination is anchored by the exceptionally hard working flowering shrub, Hydrangea serrata 'Preziosa' which begins blooming in early summer, delivering an ever-evolving display of mop head flowers that start out ivory, which stand out nicely against the burgundy infused foliage, age to pink, and ultimately mature to a maroon pink by late fall. The remaining plants in this combination contribute flower and foliage in shades of blue, silver and white in varying texture and form; a bright counterbalance to the darker tones of the hydrangea.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9
Exposure: Open Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade
Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even

Design Considerations

Style: Woodland
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Romantic Cool Colors, Fabulous Foliage, Fall Color, Flower Fest
Focus: Color Theme, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance


Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo