You had me at "Fireworks". ---- Pennisetum Rubrum "Fireworks" Looks like something from a Dr Suess book! Pennisetum Rubrum is my favorite grass, I wish it was a perennial around here, I'll have to remember to get some for around he house this year.
Helleborus × hybridus ‘Blue Metallic Lady’ (Lenten Rose) for winter/early spring color. Under 2 feet tall. Partial or full shade required. Once established, water deeply every two weeks. Harmful if eaten, skin irritant.