Plant Combo of Cool Blue with Silver and Burgundy

This foliage combo with its cool blue and silver tones, supplemented with a pop of burgundy, provides all-season good looks and does best in partial shade with protection from the hot afternoon sun. The bold foliage of the hardy schefflera lends a tropical flair and coupled with Pieris 'Little Heath' and Podocarpus 'Blue Gem' provide the evergreen structure to this plant combo. Springtime blooms from the brunnera and saxifrage are a bonus; while the flowers are quite welcome, these two perennials are most valued for their excellent foliage three seasons of the year.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

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

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo