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.
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Filtered Sun, Full Shade, Morning Sun, Open Shade, Part Shade
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form
Focus: Color Theme, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest