'Sun King' Aralia - Bold and Stunning in Part Shade. 3'-5' tall and wide; deer resistant; zones 4a - 8b; foliage will remain gold all summer given a few hours of sun a day. In heavier shade, foliage will be lime green. Bright red stems and later in the season it features small white flowers that attract plenty of pollinators like honeybees. This is followed by masses of beautiful purple/black berries that birds (especially thrushes) love to snack on.
Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' (Japanese Maple) - One of the best Japanese maples for autumn colour, Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' is an elegant plant with leaves which turn glorious shades of bright scarlet in the autumn. The leaves are dark green from spring to early autumn. A superb large garden shrub or small tree for leaf colour in October.
Korean feather reed grass or diamond grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha) is a clump-forming, warm season grass with bright green leaves reaching about 2’. In late summer blooms emerge with a pink tint and reach 3-4’. One of the few flowering grasses that is happy in the shade. Wonderful for cut flowers. Zone 5-9; tolerant of a wide range of soils and growing conditions, including shade, but adequate moisture is necessary if grown in full sun; salt tolerance; Deer Resistant; full sun or full…
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' switch grass 'Heavy Metal' 'Heavy Metal' is a rhizomatous perennial grass forming clumps of upright metallic blue-grey leaves, turning yellow in autumn. Broad, diffuse, weeping panicles to 50cm long of tiny purple-green spikelets in early autumn