Posted: 29/07/2016 at 09:42
Along with those already suggested by HC, check out cotinus Royal Purple....easy care and fantastic colour. A eucalyptus gunnii alongside would look good.
The dogwoods will provide winter red stems....Elegantissima will add green and white leaves in summer; Aurea lovely yellow leaves.
hardy salvias will provide spikes of blue/purple all summer, amthemis Mrs Buxton will look good with them, and echinaceas like purpurea Magnum and White Swan. For tall perennials veronicastrum is excellent for both flower colour and structure. Lobelias like Hadspen Purple ...now flowering here...with tall purple flowers...and Tanya with red foliage.
phormiums ...Sundowner will give evergreen red shades and Tricolour will provide green, white and yellow shades. Libertias too are evergreen grass-like plants with unique olive colour
If you like blues check out ceratostigma wilmottianum and caryopteris both small shrubs with late summer flowers. For blue foliage and shape check out the grass elymus magellanicus....evergreen and an eye catching colour
For grey/silver mounds check out santolinas, helychrysum (curry plant), senecios and artemisia Powys Castle.
small purple shrubs like pittosporum Tom Thumb...evergreen and superb in winter....and berberis Bagatelle
loads and loads of choice but take your time michelle. Don't be too eager to plant in groups though until you are more familiar with the plants and actually decide you like them
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