This easy-care plant combo with strong three-season performance is a great choice where winter interest is not a consideration. Spring to summer foliage interest is carried by a trio of Hosta with varying leaf sizes; Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' is a diminutive counterpoint to the bold, blue foliage of Blue Angel and Golden Tiara bridges the two with leaf margins that echo the Japanese forest grass. Spires of purple blooms on the astilbe provide summer color. The fine delicate foliage of Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' is a lovely overhead canopy all summer and finishes with a flourish of outstanding fall color.
Exposure: Open Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade
Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Fabulous Foliage, Fall Color
Focus: Mixed Border
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest
Maintenance Level: low