This combination with strong all-season structure looks good year-round, but is enlivened in summer by the vivid and velvety purple spires of the astilbe blooms and in late winter into early spring, the apple green flowers of the hellebore are a welcome addition.
Exposure: Open Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Winter Interest
Focus: Mixed Border, Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Year-round Interest, Pleasing Seasonal Changes
Maintenance Level: low