Trio of Evergreen Foliage Plants Looks Handsome All Year Long

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.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

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

Water Needs: Low

Design Considerations

Style: Northwest Eclectic
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Winter Interest
Focus: Curb Appeal, Mixed Border, Saving Water, Small Space, Year-round Interest
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest, Winter, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo