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'Antonow's Blue' Honeybush. Big and bold 'Antonow's Blue' honeybush is a wonderful architectural shrub that features silvery steely-blue foliage. The finely divided leaves resemble the plumage of a tropical bird. In spring and early summer it bears spikes of rusty-red flowers. Size: To 6 feet tall and wide Zones: 8-10 Colors Shrubs, Landscape, Architecture Shrubs, Superb Shrubs, Honeybush, Moon Garden
Beautiful idea for the garden...when we have our own. Use blue fescue in large quantities to create big impact in the landscape. It's a great edging plant and its mounding habit is great for creating contrast with taller, more upright grasses. Name: Festuca glauca 'Boulder Blue' Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Plant Size: To 1 foot tall and wide Zones: 4-8
Must-have shrub for your garden: Wine & Roses Weigela- 'Wine & Roses' is a medium-size shrub with big impact. The dark purple foliage looks great from spring to fall and is decorated by pink flowers in spring and summer. Size: To 5 feet tall, 6 feet wide Zones: 4-8
Black Lace Elderberry - a shrub that offers purple-black foliage that has a wonderful lacy texture. It's a fast grower and, once established, is essentially carefree.
Serviceberry is rare in that it offers interest in every season. Light: Sun,Part Sun,Shade Zones: 2-9 Plant Type: Tree,Shrub Plant Height: 6-25 feet tall Plant Width: 4-20 feet wide Landscape Uses: Beds & Borders Special Features: Flowers,Fall Color,Attracts Birds,Drought Tolerant, Easy to Grow.
Purple-Leaf Rose Most roses are grown for their spectacular flowers, but purple-leaf rose's main attraction is the gorgeous gray-purple foliage. The single pink blooms appear for a few weeks in late spring; they become attractive orange-red hips that attract birds in the fall. Name: Rosa glauca Size: To 6 feet tall, 5 feet wide Zones: 2-8 Bonus: Purple-leaf rose will also do well in part shade, where its leaves develop more of a silvery, gray-green coloring
Flowering Shrubs by Season Bluebeard (Caryopteris selections) Enlarge Image close Add bluebeard (sometimes called blue mist spirea) wherever you want a refreshing punch of blue color in the late summer to early fall landscape. You can find varieties with variegated, golden, or chartreuse foliage, or pink flowers, too. Most grow 3 feet tall and wide. Zones 4-8
Bridalwreath Spirea Bridalwreath spirea makes an elegant border and is widely adaptable, deer proof, drought tolerant, and easy to grow. An arching abundance of white flower clusters in mid-spring give the shrub a romantic air. Name: Spiraea vanhouttei Growing Conditions: Full sun with well-drained soil Size: To 6 feet tall and 5 feet wide Zones: 4-8 Learn more about spireas.
Rose Campion Rose campion is unforgettable in full bloom because of its abundant hot-pink flowers. But before it puts on its floral show -- and after the flowers fade -- its silvery-gray leaves are ornamental on their own. Note: Rose campion can self-seed abundantly. Name: Lychnis coronaria