Silver and Black, Cool and Green Foliage Edging

An array of edging plants with foliage in shades of silver, black and cool green traipse along a shady woodland path creating a lush and lovely tapestry of foliage that looks fantastic from spring to frost. This sophisticated planting combination is stylish and serene, and as if that's not enough, it's ultra low-maintenance too. To keep this combo looking good, cut back the blue, springtime blooms of Brunnera 'Jack Frost' as soon as they wither to allow the heart-shaped silver foliage to take center stage. Beyond that, the only care required is to cut back the remaining deciduous perennials and ferns in late fall, early winter after they've gone dormant and have stopped contributing to the show.

Growing Conditions

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

Design Considerations

Style: Cottage, Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Romantic Cool Colors, Fabulous Foliage, Uses Easy-to-Find Plants
Focus: Color Theme, Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo