Plant Combo Featuring Delta Dawn Heuchera

This planting combination with a focus on foliage looks great for months on end. Taking center stage is Heuchera 'Delta Dawn', an exceptionally hardworking variety of coral bells with foliage color that evolves and changes through the seasons. Its bolder foliage is complemented by finely textured, golden foliage of the dwarf box honeysuckle (Lonicera nitida 'Twiggy'). A bold foliage accent of variegated hosta rounds out the display. Any number of medium-sized hosta with blue and gold variegation would work; we suggest Hosta 'June', which is a different (but very similar) to the variety pictured. For the keen-eyed plant collector, we'll identify the plant pictured at the lower right as Rhododendron recurvoides, a compact and slow growing species rhododendron. This is a nice pairing but we'll spare you the pain of trying to locate this unusual rhododendron by suggesting an alternate right out of the gate: Rhododendron williamsianum. Somewhat difficult to locate, but not impossible!


Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Full Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun

Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Warm Colors, Winter Interest
Focus: Color Theme, Mixed Border, Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest, Winter, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo

  • Heuchera 'Delta Dawn'

    Delta Dawn Coral Bells

    Type: Perennial
    Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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  • Hosta 'June'

    June Plantain Lily

    Type: Perennial
    Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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  • Lonicera nitida 'Twiggy'

    Twiggy Box Honeysuckle

    Type: Shrub
    Exposure: Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 7, 8, 9

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  • Rhododendron williamsianum

    Rhododendron species

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

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