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From a blog post with tips on underplanting trees -- Select a palette that relies on several key plants, with a few others as punctuation. The late-spring-to-fall palette under my oldest magnolia is glossy European ginger, yellow Hakonechola macra ‘All Gold,’ Japanese painted ferns and Hosta ‘June,’ with a couple of young ‘Lime Rickey’ heucheras picking up the gold grass.
Iris 'Gerald Darby' paired with Japanese parsley ~ Complementary Color Combination
Large container garden | Lush green | Texture | Front entrance | Container planting
1. ‘Siver Sceptre’ sedge (Carex morrowii ‘Silver Sceptre’, Zones 5-9) 2. Japanese tassel fern (Polystichum polyblepharum, Zones 6-8) 3. Fastigiate plum yew (Cephalotaxus harringtonia ‘Fastigiata’, Zones 6-9) -substitute yellow flag & leucothoe or rhododendron