Plant Combo with Gold Foliage

Aralia cordata 'Sun King' (middle) with its bold foliage offers its steady presence from spring to frost and is complimented by the long-blooming Fuchsia magellenica 'Aurea' (left). The bold versus fine foliage delivers lively textural contrast that is further enhanced by the exceptionally long bloom period of the hardy fuchsia.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

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

Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form
Focus: Color Theme, Mixed Border, Privacy and Screening
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo

Aralia cordata 'Sun King'

Golden Aralia
Sun King Spikenard

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

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Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis

Gracilis Slender Hinoki Cypress

Type: Conifer, Tree
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Fuchsia magellanica 'Aurea'

Golden Hardy Fuchsia

Type: Perennial
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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