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Plants With Year-Round Interest

Here are 10 plants that will provide year-round interest to any landscape.

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Green Spice Coral Bells(7 of 10)

Heuchera Americana 'Green Spice'

  • Evergreen to semi-evergreen perennial with gray-edged silver leaves and purple veins.

  • White flowers on stems above the foliage in spring.

  • Plant in partial to full shade.

  • Plant in moist to dry, but well drained rich soil.

  • Fertilize in spring as new foliage appears.

  • Height: 10-12 inches

  • Width: 15-18 inches

Hardy in USDA zones 4-9:

  • Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in partial shade; mulch after planting and again after first hard frost to prevent heaving; avoid contact with salt; water during dry periods; remove tattered foliage in spring as new foliage appears; pull mulch away from crown in spring.

  • Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in partial shade; mulch after planting and again after first hard frost to prevent heaving; avoid contact with salt; water during dry periods; remove tattered foliage in spring as new foliage appears; pull mulch away from crown in spring.

  • Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in partial to medium shade; mulch after planting and again in fall; water during dry periods; remove tattered foliage in spring as new foliage appears; pull mulch away from crown in spring.

  • Zone 7: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting and again in fall; water during dry periods; remove tattered foliage in spring as new foliage appears; pull mulch away from crown in spring.

  • Zone 8: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting and again in fall; water during dry periods; remove tattered foliage in spring as new foliage appears; pull mulch away from crown in spring.

  • Zone 9: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting and again in fall; water during dry periods; remove tattered foliage in spring as new foliage appears; pull mulch away from crown in spring.

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