A smaller Japanese maple tree, this stunning variety offers blue-green leaves variegated in shades of pink and cream. In fall, they change to exciting shades of orange and gold. It also tends to resist leaf scorch from hot, dry weather better than many varieties. Name: Acer palmatum 'Beni schichihenge' Growing Conditions: Part shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: 8 feet tall and wide Zones: 6-9 Choose It Because: You want variegated foliage or a heat-resistant variety./
Lamium Orchid Frost - Radiant silver leaves with narrow green margins and very complementary hooded, soft orchid flowers. An unusual, very pretty effect. An eye-catching groundcover even when not in bloom.