STEP 1 CHOOSE THE RIGHT PLANTS

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HY­DRANGEA AR­BORESCENS ‘ANNABELLE’ De­cid­u­ous shrub with globes of white flow­ers that fade to lime green. Prune hard in early spring. Fo­liage turns yel­low in au­tumn. H and S2m (6½ft) ANE­MAN­THELE LESSO­NI­ANA Ever­green grass whose sway­ing foun­tain-like leaves de­velop streaks of rus­set, pink and or­ange in late sum­mer. Pink hazy flow­ers. H and S1m (3ft 3in) HEUCHERA ‘OB­SID­IAN’ Dra­matic heuchera with dark red shiny leaves that ma­ture to ma­roon-black. Small cream flow­ers in sum­mer. Largely ever­green in mild win­ters. H45cm (18in) S30cm (12in) HY­LOTELE­PHIUM ‘MA­TRONA’ Up­right de­cid­u­ous peren­nial with neat domes of deep pink star-shaped flow­ers from Aug and suc­cu­lent red-tinged fo­liage. But­ter­fly mag­net. H60cm (2ft) S45cm (18in) BER­GE­NIA ‘ERIC SMITH’ Leaves have dark red un­der­sides and a bronze sur­face, dark­en­ing to plum in win­ter. Pink flow­ers in spring and early sum­mer. Ever­green peren­nial. H and S45cm (18in) PAN­ICUM VIR­GA­TUM ‘SQUAW’ De­cid­u­ous grass whose leaf tips turn pur­ple-red in au­tumn. Mag­i­cal airy flow­er­heads with tiny pink/pur­ple flow­ers that fi­nally fade to straw. H1.2m (4ft) S90cm (3ft)

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