'Craigieburn' Wood Spurge Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Craigieburn'. Planted Southwest edge of garden Summer, 2013. Multitude of chartreuse-bracted flowers open in sprays above very large, dark reddish-purple leaves that are ever-changing in their color intensity. Spring bloom. Full sun to light shade. 1 1/2' tall. Hardiness zone 5.Deer resistant, drought resistant, attracts butterflies.
Periwinkle, especially Vinca Minor, is an evergreen ground cover that thrives in the shade, requires little to no maintenance and is Deer resistant... This would be a perfect bank cover behind our house, also maybe w/ another flower potted on our front porch!
Geranium (cranesbill) ‘Rozanne’, although not new to 2012 (it was the 2008 Perennial Plant of the year), is is a billowing purple border plant that blooms from early summer right up until frost. Try adding Shasta Daisy, the traditional white, long blooming and easy-to-grow perennial, to the group.
'Vision in Red' Astilbe. Astilbe chinensis 'Vision in Red'. Planted in Southeast edge of garden Spring, 2014. Foliage is rich green and coarse textured. Mid-summer bears a multitude of dense plumes of deep red-budded pinkish-red sweetly scented flowers. Light to moderate shade. 15" tall; 2' in flower. Hardiness zone 4. Deer resistant; attracts butterflies.