These plants love the limelight. Use them as focal points in bed, borders, and containers. 

Weigela florida
Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'
Silphium laciniatum
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Dyckia fosteriana 'Cherry Cola'
Vinca minor 'Illumination'
Ruellia elegans
Lysimachia congestiflora 'Persian Chocolate'
Carex buchananii
Ilex verticillata 'Sunsplash'
Tropaeolum majus 'Peach Melba'
Salvia dorrii
Wister­ia sinensis
Ligularia dentata 'Britt Marie Crawford'
Thalictrum flavum ssp. glaucum
Tropaeolum majus 'Alaska Mix'
Phyllostachys nigra
Tulipa praestans 'Unicum'
Acer palmatum 'Amber Ghost'
Heuchera 'Caramel'
Ginkgo biloba
Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Aurora'
Calamintha grandiflora 'Variegata'
Cotoneaster 'Tom Thumb’
Begonia 'Stained Glass'