Plant Combination for Part Sun Garden

Anchoring color in this vignette is offered up by Hydrangea serrata 'Preziosa' which contributes a long-lasting display that evolves and changes throughout the season—ivory blooms take on rosy, then crimson tones as they age and its green foliage ages to rich red tones in fall. The pink-to-maroon tones are picked up by—and accentuated by—the daylily, astilbe, and the springtime blooms of the variegated Weigela—binding the scene and leading the eye. Evergreen foliage that contributes structure and texture include Asarum at the ground-level, a frilly fern with wonderful foliage, a rhododendron dusted with bronze indumentum, and upward columns of fine foliage from the yew. And finally, the broad foliage of the hosta, splashed with creamy margins, adds a bit of sparkle


Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Sun

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even

Design Considerations

Style: Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest, Four Season Appeal, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Winter Interest
Focus: Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Year-round Interest
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest, Winter, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading, Divide Plants to Rejuvenate

Plants In this Combo