Small Scale Vignette with Mahogany and Blue Foliage

This is a classic shade garden planting combination consisting of fern, hosta, and heuchera. The emerging foliage of the Red Radiance autumn fern echoes the mahogany tones of the heuchera and both are in pleasing contrast to the compact blue hosta. This is a small-scale foliage vignette suitable for tucking into a tight corner in a small garden or as a complementary foreground to a larger planting scheme. All three of these plants are herbaceous, meaning they die back fully in the winter, so the overall effect of this scene will be strengthened by the addition of one or more evergreen plants.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Exposure: Open Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade
Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: Container, Woodland
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Fabulous Foliage
Focus: Color Theme, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, 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