Due to its reliance on foliage, this plant combination looks great year-round. Perfect for a front yard entry garden—there's even a planting plan to help you get the quantity and spacing right!
The vignette is enhanced by seasonal blooms; in late winter the hellebore produces apple green flowers and a bit later, ivory clusters are set off against the copper-colored foliage of the ninebark. The ninebark loses its foliage in winter, though remains interesting thanks to papery, exfoliating bark. The remaining three plants provide a steady evergreen frame.
Try this one in any full sun location that you'll be viewing throughout the year. Low-maintenance, drought-tolerant and handsome too—what's not to love?
7, 8, 9
Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Part Sun, Sun
Style: City and Courtyard, Contemporary, Northwest Eclectic
Focus: All Season Appeal, Color Theme, Contrasting Foliage and Texture, Foliage First, Four Season Garden, Front Yard Garden, Low Maintenance, Mixed Border, Saving Water, Winter Interest, Textural Contrast, Curb Appeal, Efficient Use of Space
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Looks Good Year Round, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Season Garden, Year Round, Year-round Interest
Features: Contrasting Foliage and Texture, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Four Season Garden, Warm Colors
Low Maintenance, Once-a-Year Care