Sue’s Favourite Foliage Vegetation – FineGardening

Hello from Sue Webel in North Canton, Conneticut (Zone 6a).

Not too long ago you requested for us to share a few of our favourite foliage vegetation. Creating attention-grabbing foliage vignettes has all the time been my major purpose when making my gardens. Listed below are just a few of my many favorites.

Aralia cordata ‘Solar King’ (Zone 4 – 8 is one in every of my favourite giant perennials for foliage. Typically urged for shade, I discover it grows greatest in a good quantity of solar so long as the soil isn’t too dry. On this space of my backyard, I like the foliage and textural distinction with one other favourite foliage star, Ligularia ‘Britt Marie Crawford’ (Zone 4 – 8), Aralia elata ‘Silver Umbrella’ (Zone 4 – 9) and Kalimeris integrifolia (Zone 5 – 9).

Aralia ‘Solar King’ rising fortunately partially shade with Acer palmatum ‘Twombly’s Purple Sentinel’ (Zone 5 – 9), Gillenia trifoliata (Zone 4 – 8), and a Hosta (Zone 3 – 9).

As a result of I develop it throughout my backyard, I’ve many footage of Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ (Zone 5 – 9). Like Aralia ‘Solar King’, I discover it grows nicely in quite a lot of soil qualities and solar exposures. Right here I find it irresistible with Echinacea ‘White Swan’ (Zone 3 – 8) and Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ (Zone 6 – 8).

Within the entrance backyard with a hellebore (Helleborus hyrid, Zone 4 – 9) and Geranium maculatum ‘Espresso’ (Zone 5 – 8).

Astilbe ‘Darkish Aspect of the Moon’ (Zone 4 – 9) is comparatively new to the perennial scene however nicely value rising. I take into account it the most effective new perennial introductions in years. The just about black foliage is classy, doesn’t fade and holds up for many of the season. Darkish purple flowers are the icing on the cake.

Chasmanthium latifolium ‘River Mist’ (Zone 3 – 8) could also be arduous to seek out nevertheless it shouldn’t be. Not like its plain inexperienced cousin, it doesn’t reseed all around the backyard.

I’ve been singing the praises of Phlox paniculate ‘Norah Leigh’ (Zone 4 – 8) for years. Like lots of my different foliage favorites, it grows in quite a lot of solar and soil situations, pairs nicely with many different vegetation, and holds up nicely all season.

Caryopteris (Zone 6 – 8) is probably not in your radar as a foliage plant, however they’re amongst my favorites. They like sunny spots with good drainage and tolerate comparatively poor soil.

Some caryopteris varieties haven’t been reliably hardy right here in zone 6a, however each ‘White Shock’ and ‘Summer season Sorbet’ have grown fortunately right here for years.

I share my backyard images on Instagram: @musabasjoosue


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