Plant Combinations: Soft Touch – A Sunny Combo for Shady Spaces

Say goodbye to dark corners with vibrant color and tantalizing texture. 

Like rays of sunshine, the wispy blades of Evercolor® ‘Everillo’ Carex illuminate the shade garden. Repeat individual plants along a woodland path or border planting for bursts of color, or plant in groups for a glowing groundcover. The fine foliage pairs well with ‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia, which provides lush texture, a dark backdrop, and seasonal sprays of yellow blooms. Echo the golden hues with the more subdued chartreuse foliage of ‘Lemon Lime’ Nandina. This plant combination performs equally well planted in mass or repeated in small groupings throughout the shade garden. With compact growth, the trio can also be tucked into a large container for brilliant color anywhere.

Plant List

Evercolor® ‘Everillo’ Carex

‘Soft Caress’ Mahonia

‘Lemon Lime’ Nandina

Combination Details

Sun Exposure: Part Sun to Shade

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 to 9

Key Features: Compact Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Year-Round Interest

Design Styles: Asian, Container, Contemporary, Rustic, Woodland

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