Plant Guide Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’
This large, fast-growing tree has spiny shoots, droopy leaves that stay sunny yellow from spring until frost, and fragrant white flowers in late spring and early summer on pendent racemes.
Plant Guide Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Black mondo grass has straplike, shiny black foliage and grows in little tufts.
Plant Guide Clematis alpina
Alpine clematis is one of the earliest clematises to bloom, in early May.
Plant Guide Polygonatum humile
Polygonatum humile is an upright, rhizomatous perennial native to eastern Europe and western Asia.
Plant Guide Lamium maculatum 'Anne Greenaway'
'Anne Greenaway' infuses the garden with excitement, with its bright chartreuse leaf margins.
Trumpet creeper is a vigorous climber with clusters of trumpet-shaped orange to red flowers from late summer to autumn.
Plant Guide Tiarella 'Dark Eyes'
This running cultivar has notably large light-pink flowers that appear in spring and then rebloom.
Plant Guide Phyllostachys nuda
Nuda is one of the hardiest bamboos.
Plant Guide Clematis 'Kakio'
Pink Champagne™ (‘Kakio’) is one of the earliest large-flowered clematis to bloom.
Plant Guide Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
This is a fine plant for cascading over the edge of a wall.