Shade Grade: A
This plant is the magic combination of beautiful, hardy, drought tolerant and (just about) evergreen.
This plant looks great all year, turning from a light green in summer to a rusty red in the winter. It’s lovely and just about bulletproof. My only issue is getting myself out in the garden in winter at the right time to cut back the old foliage before the beautiful little flowers emerge in late March/early April. This is because the old foliage still looks great at that time (and it’s cold outside in early March!)
- Plant Type
Carpeting perennial with dense heart-shaped leaves, tinged brownish red in spring, turning orange red in autumn. Small reddish-pink flowers rise on stems in spring. Height: 12" width: 16". Plant in moist but well-draining soil.
05/2007: Planted in front of rhododendron along the front sidewalk.