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All about foliage

By: Garden Gate staff
This unique foliage combo looks great in spring, summer and fall!

All about foliage

Looking for a unique foundation planting? Try this low-growing, drought-tolerant combo! The euphorbia’s creamy golden-yellow and blue-green variegated bracts are a strong contrast to the barberry’s vivid hues. And the crocosmia’s swordlike foliage helps balance their different shapes.

AEuphorbia Euphorbia x martini ‘Ascot Rainbow’ Perennial; masses of cream, blue-green and red bracts early summer to fall; full sun; 18 to 20 in. tall and wide; cold zones 5 to 9, heat zones 9 to 1

BBarberry Berberis thunbergii ‘Orange Rocket’ Shrub; coral-red new foliage; full sun to part shade; 48 to 52 in. tall, 12 to 16 in. wide; cold zones 4 to 9, heat zones 9 to 1

CCrocosmia Crocosmia Little Redhead (‘Walrhead’) Perennial; red-orange flowers in summer; full sun; 18 to 24 in. tall, 12 to 15 in. wide; cold zones 6 to 9, heat zones 9 to 1

Published: Dec. 18, 2012
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