Lush Purple, Cool Blue, and Sunny Yellow Foliage and Flower

In spring, a carpet of deep pink blooms on the ground-covering hardy geranium Karmina kicks off a continuing thread of magenta pink blooms; joined later by the plush spires of Astilbe 'Purpurkerze' and the showy lace cap blooms of Abracadabra hydrangea. The zippy purpley-pink foliage of the Heuchera 'Grape Soda' is evergreen and reinforces the theme year-round. Mounds of bold, blue foliage of Hosta 'Halcyon' provide a cooling effect and a pleasing variety of foliage color and texture. Evergreen, golden foliage of Abelia 'Kaleidescope' and Acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus' brighten the scene and in collaboration with the heuchera and hardy geranium ensure that this planting combination maintains a presence in the garden all year.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Full Shade, Full Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even

Design Considerations

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

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo