Plant Combinations: Cold-Weather Elegance

Romantic blooms and graceful foliage unite for late-season magic in the garden.

Few plants match the style and grace of October Magic® Camellias with their dreamy blooms and dark green foliage, but ‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia gives the Southern favorite a run for the money. Slender, deep-cut foliage and yellow winter blooms add a touch of class to the shade garden. When these garden divas pair-up, fairytales just might come true. 

Like lace on a ball gown, the bamboo-like foliage of ‘Soft Caress’ provides intricate detail against a sturdy backdrop of October Magic® Camellias. Pair the lemony racemes with the deep red blossoms of October Magic® Ruby™or the long-blooming White Shi-Shi™.


Plant List

October Magic® Camellias

‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia


Combination Details

Sun Exposure: Part Sun to Shade

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 to 9

Key Features: Cut Flowers, Easy Care, Pet Friendly, Year-round Interest

Design Styles: Asian, Container, Contemporary, Woodland