Plant Combination with Great Foliage to Frame Summer Flowers

If you crave color, this plant combination is for you. Colorful evergreen foliage— blue, yellow, and shades of burgundy – coupled with a variety of plant shapes and textures that look great year-round, carry the show year-round. Flowers are plentiful as well. In early spring, the redbud is covered in magenta pink blooms on bare branch. Though selected primarily for their foliage, the choisya and hebe contribute spring to summer flowers as well. Throughout summer the rose and geranium bloom profusely, and for months on end. 


Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even

Design Considerations

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

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading



Plants In this Combo

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

Forest Pansy Eastern Redbud

Type: Tree
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Choisya x 'Gold Fingers'

Gold Fingers Mexican Orange
Choisya x dewitteana 'Limo'
CHOISYA ARIZONICA X TERNATA 'LIMO'

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

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Geranium 'Gerwat' Rozanne

Rozanne Hardy Geranium

Type: Groundcover, Perennial
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Part Sun
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Hebe 'Western Hills'

Hebe Western Hills

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

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Phormium 'Sundowner'

Sundowner New Zealand Flax

Type: Perennial, Shrub, Tender Perennial
Exposure:
Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11

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Rosa x 'ChewMayTime'

Oso Easy® Paprika Rose

Type: Rose, Shrub
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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