Some of the “yellows”. We have many plants that blossom with yellow flowers – or have yellow / light green foliage. The golden yews are still sporting yellow foliage at their tips, the Golden Shadows Dogwood is just as striking today as it was when it was first leafing out this spring and we are anxiously waiting because over the next few days – the Goldsturm Rudbeckia are going to be in full blossom.
The Ligularia is showing off it’s tall yellow flower stalks. A great shade perennial when you are wanting a taller accent plant. Combined in the garden with hosta, hydrangeas, and heucheras, we have wonderful color and texture combinations.
The Ligularia in the picture below is in a garden with a Bleeding Heart which is an early spring bloomer. Above the Bleeding Heart we have a Forsythia tree – yellow blossoms
and another spring bloomer. Now that they are just displaying their foliage – we have the Ligularia coming into bloom. When it is done, the hydrangeas will be showing off!
There are many varieties of LIgularia – with varying heights and there are some with maroon foliage. They definitely need part shade to close to full shade. If they get alot of sun, they will appear as if they are wilting. They do like moist – well drained soil.
In my newest garden along with the hosta, we have a Lemon Lace Elderberry planted. A yellow shrub with airy lacey foliage. It anchors this bed.
I was excited to see a few of my lilies survived the munching of the resident doe. They are such happy flowers. We look out the window and it’s like they are looking up at us!