Simple Foliage Vignette in Varied Shades of Green

This simple but sophisticated foliage combination in shades of green is lush, serene, and extremely low maintenance. It's made up of compact plants and is perfectly suited to pocket-sized garden beds or would be very happy growing in a large to medium container. Three of the four plants are evergreen, so all-season interest is assured. Seasonal blooms adds to the allure—the strawberry begonia casts delicate sprays of white spring to summer, shortly thereafter the hosta blooms, and in winter Mahonia 'Soft Caress' offer up its cheery yellow blooms.

Growing Conditions

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

Design Considerations

Style: City and Courtyard, Container, Formal, Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Fabulous Foliage, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest
Focus: Year-round Interest, Mixed Border, Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Three Seasons of Interest, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo