Mixed Foliage Border with Red Blooms as Accent

Golden Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica 'Sekkan-sugi') is the evergreen backdrop in this scenario and is an effective screening plant. Its gold foliage is a pleasing contrast with coppery-bronze tones of the ninebark. Osmanthus 'Goshiki' echoes the color of each and adds more evergreen structure. Acanthus mollis 'Hollard's Gold' brings the drama with its bold foliage but be sure to protect from blasts of afternoon sun as its foliage can burn, ruining the show. On the ground plane drifts of Carex 'Toffee Twist' and red astilbe round out the show.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: Northwest Eclectic
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Warm Colors
Focus: Mixed Border, Privacy and Screening
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo