This trio of evergreen foliage plants looks great year-round thanks to its varied texture and foliage color. This unusual form of heavenly bamboo with its froth of finely textured foliage is especially effective when paired with the bold, silvery-blue leaves of the hellebore, and the entire scene is enlivened by the multicolored foliage that earns this abelia the moniker 'Kaleidoscope'. This plant combo offers the bonus of blooms as well; in late winter apple green blooms on long stems emerge from the base of the Corsican hellebore, adding color to the early season garden; later the abelia is decorated with small, lightly fragrant, bells of white flowers that are attractive to bees and hummingbirds. This combination is super easy to maintain: simply remove the spent bloom stalks of the hellebore at ground level as the new foliage is emerging from the base in late spring and lightly clip the abelia, as needed, to maintain its compact habit.
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Full Sun, Morning Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs: Low
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Fabulous Foliage, Winter Interest
Focus: Year-round Interest, Curb Appeal, Mixed Border, Saving Water, Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest, Year-round Interest
Maintenance Level: low