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 dusty pink tones are echoed in the heavenly bamboo, the daylily, and Astilbe. Evergreen foliage that contributes structure and texture include Cardamine trifolia at the ground-level, a frilly fern with wonderful foliage, and a variegated daphne edged in vibrant yellow that echoes the fresh springtime foliage of the columnar yew. The broad and floppy leaves of Bergenia ciliata provide three seasons of wonderful foliage. With thoughtful placement the three evergreen shrubs can be arranged to create a low boundary hedge that will look fantastic year-round.
Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun
Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Four Season Appeal, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Winter Interest, Flower Fest
Focus: Mixed Border, Privacy and Screening, Year-round Interest, Pleasing Seasonal Flow
Seasons of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Maintenance Level: medium
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading, Divide Plants to Rejuvenate, Prune annually