Posted: 16/08/2016 at 12:41
Check out Brunnera Hadspen Cream......variegated foliage and lots of flowers just like forger-me-nots.
liriope is an evergreen grass like plant with short spikes of purple blue foliage in autumn.
Another hardy geranium is Margaret Wilson.....unusual in having grey foliage and has pale lilac flowere.
if you are considering ferns go classy.....the japanese painted ferns, Athyrium Nipponicum, are fantastic. Blue grey foliage is absolutely delightful from early spring to autumn.
a very superior grass,,hackonechloa macra aureola, is suoerb. A mounding then cascading grass of yellow with tints of red, pink and cream. It moves with the slightest breeze and is a highly tactile plant.
The yellow leaved heucheras like Lime Ricky and the orange Marmalade will provide colour all year. A similar plant, heucherella Zebra provides a kaleidoscope of foliage colour plus white spring flowers
A black grass like plant ophiopogon nigrescens is evergreen with summer pink flowers.....nice for foliage contrast. A good companion is another pure yellow grass...yellow lewves, stems and waving/trembling butter yellow flowers in spring.