Plant Combo with Mahogany and Green Foliage

This plant combo has good year-round structure and interest thanks to the trio of pieris, heuchera and fern with their evergreen foliage. The emerging, juvenile foliage of Flaming Silver Andromeda is quite colorful and echoes the Heuchera 'Mahogany' foliage. Hosta 'Sum and Substance' provides a touch of drama with its bold foliage and a nice seasonal progression as it emerges in spring, unfurls, and ultimately flowers. Situate this combo so that the hosta doesn't get hit with the hot afternoon blast as that will burn and mar the appearance of its foliage.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8
Exposure: Open Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

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

Care and Maintenance


Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo

  • Adiantum venustum

    Himalayan maidenhair fern

    Type: Fern, Groundcover, Perennial
    Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Deep Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

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  • Heuchera 'Mahogany'

    Mahogany Coral Bells

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

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  • Hosta 'Sum & Substance'

    Sum and Substance Hosta

    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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  • Pieris japonica 'Flaming Silver'

    Flaming Silver Andromeda

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

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