This mixed border planting combination, anchored by Quick Fire hydrangea, shown here in late summer after its blooms have taken on their darker tones, is set within an evergreen frame made up of a vertical plum yew, a dwarf lily of the valley shrub and the brightly variegated grass at its feet. A mid-sized hosta in blue and silver swords of Astelia add further foliage interest and contrasting textures. This combo looks good over a very long period and is suited for small spaces.
Bright Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun
Style: Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Focus: Contrasting Foliage and Texture, Foliage First, Front Yard Garden, Mixed Border, Seasonal Flow, Small Space
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Season Garden, Year-round Interest
Features: Cool Colors, Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest
Average Maintenance, Once-a-Year Care