From spring to fall, this planting combination for part shade creates an easy-care display of foliage and flowers. In spring, foliage reigns supreme—dramatic, dark-colored foliage of the Hydrangea 'Miss Saori' is most pronounced when fresh and the deliciously-colored heuchera is most showy early in the season. New and emerging evergreen leaves read bright and lush in shades of green-to-yellow. Loads of pink blooms are displayed within the frame of evergreen foliage created by the box honeysuckle, the golden globes of the dwarf conifer, and leathery foliage of the hellebore. Flowers come first from the hellebore and then later the hydrangea.
Exposure: Part Sun, Morning Sun, Filtered Sun, Open Shade
City and Courtyard
Focus: Mixed Border
Seasons of Interest: Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest, Spring, Summer, Fall
Maintenance Level: low
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading