Six Chartreuse Perennials and Shrubs for your Garden

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A few weeks ago I posted about a garden in Cheshire, England I visited awhile back and one of the key features of the garden was the use of chartreuse perennials throughout the gardens. When viewing a garden you can appreciate the hue spectrum found in green foliage. In particular, chartreuse is a great color to add to the garden given its distance from “grass green” in the color spectrum.

ILady's Mantle - Alchemila mollis ,Chartreuse Perennials and Shrubs for your Garden, Thinking Outside the Boxwood

 

I have curated a group of six perennials and shrubs with chartreuse foliage you can in corporate into your garden and container designs. These are all plants I have used in my designs and have had great success with. Also, the list is limited to perennials and shrubs because the list of annuals would be endless.

 

Six Chartreuse Perennials and Shrubs for your Garden, Thinking Outside the Boxwood

 

USING IN A DESIGN

A successful garden and container design is created by the relationship of the plants selected and how the play with (or against) another. One of my favorite combos with chartreuse plants are those with black/purple green foliage. The high contrast of the two shades, highlight both colors’ uniqueness.

Heuchera 'Obsidian' and Hakonekloa macra 'Aureola' : Six Chartreuse Perennials and Shrubs for your Garden, Thinking Outside the Boxwood Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' and Sedum 'Angelina' : Six Chartreuse Perennials and Shrubs for your Garden, Thinking Outside the Boxwood

 

PLANT DETAILS

Here are links to plant profiles and growers for the six plants profiled. You can use these links to confirm if a plant will work in your zone, sun exposure and soil conditions. (CLICK ON THE PHOTOS TO LINK OUT)

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'Cotinus coggygria 'Ancot' - Golden Spiritalchemilla_mollis_ladysmantleSagina subulata 'Aurea' - scotch mossHumulus lupulus 'Aureus' -  Golden HopsPhyscoarpus opulifolius 'darts gold'