Plant Combo with Cool Blue Foliage and Zippy Magenta Blooms

Springtime blue blooms of the Brunnera 'Looking Glass' give way to silvery-blue, heart-shaped foliage that provides a cool complement to the duo of astrantia and astilbe and their vivid magenta blooms in varied shapes in summer. This tapestry of flowering perennials benefits from the evergreen structure that is provided by a backdrop of Japanese plum yew and a groundcover of the white variegated sedge. The light foliage colors brighten a shady spot and provide an effective background for viewing the dark colored blooms.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even

Design Considerations

Style: Cottage, Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Romantic Cool Colors, Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest
Focus: Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo