Large striking, dusty purple-black foliage contrasts spectacularly with bright-colored plants. Spreads freely in rich, wet soils; more slowly in dry clay soil. Adds bold color and tropical flair to any garden. Herbaceous. Photo credit: Doreen Wynja
Spiraea, Limemound (Spiraea x bumalda 'Monhub') Bright lemon-yellow foliage matures to lime green on a compact mounding form. Fall foliage color is orange-red on red stems. Good as a filler with green-leafed plants or for massing.