Vivid Blooms and Foliage: Deep Pink, Purple and Blue

Vivid blooms in shades of deep pink enliven this planting combination for a woodland setting. Hydrangea macrophylla 'Horabsta' really brings the magic to this scene with its gigantic lacecap blooms atop dark stems; no wonder they call it Abracadabra™! Plush plumes of Astilbe 'Purpurkerze' provide a strong vertical accent and an arresting display of color, and on the ground plane, deep pink blooms cover carpets of evergreen foliage on the hardy geranium in early summer to midsummer. Big, bold, and blue foliage of the Hosta 'Blue Angel' adds a touch of drama and is a nice cool foil for the vibrant pink blooms of its partners. The evergreen groundcover is rounded out by the addition of Helleborus argutifolius 'HGC Snow Fever' which adds a light note with foliage splashed with white and the mondo grass, applied liberally at the base and along the edges of all, will unify the scene with an evergreen carpet of finely textured, rich green foliage.

Growing Conditions

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

Design Considerations

Style: Woodland
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Romantic Cool Colors, Flower Fest
Focus: Color Theme, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo