Overview

Year-round interest with minimal care are key to maintaining this diverse mixed border garden. A rail fence, trees and shrubs form a backdrop for perennials, vines and biennials punctuated by running ground covers. Annuals and bulbs add a pop of seasonal color. Evergreens and foundation specimens anchor the garden’s silhouette.

Four Seasons Garden Plant List

#Botanical NameCultivarCommon Name
1Tsuga mertensianamountain hemlock
2Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula'weeping blue atlas cedar
3Parrotia persicaPersian ironwood
4Cyclamen hederifoliumhardy cyclamen, fall blooming
5Acer griseumpaperbark maple
6Sarcococca humulissweet box
7Stewartia pseudocamelliaJapanese stewartia
8Rhododendron caucasicum 'Christmas Cheer'
9Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'spurge
10Rhododendron degronianum ssp. yakushimanum 'Ken Janick'
11Camellia williamsii 'Donation'
12Camellia japonicaJapanese camellia; rose of winter
13Hydrangea macrophyllamophead hydrangea
14Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Variegatus'variegated false holly
15Rhododendron 'Silver Skies'
16Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold'box honeysuckle
17Oxydendrum arboreumsourwood; sorrell tree
18Primula auriculadouble primrose
19Rhododendron viscosum 'Milleneum'deciduous azalea
20Rhododendron 'Ring of Fire'
21Rhododendron 'Seaview Sunset'
22Chamaecyparis pisifera aurea nana 'Wells TM 'Sunball'sawara false cypress
23Prunus laurocerasus 'Mount Vernon'English laurel
24Cornus kousakousa dogwood
25Sequoia sempervirens 'Adpressa'coast redwood
26Acer palmatum 'Garnet'Japanese maple
27Ameria maritimasea thrift; sea pink
28Aconitum 'Bressingham Spire'monkshood
29Euonymus alatus 'Compactus'dwarf burning bush
30Hosta fortunei 'Francee'
31Hosta fortunei 'Hyacinthia'
32Hosta 'Gold Standard'
33Fatsia japonica 'Spider Web'
34Rhododendron 'Northern Hi-Lights'azalea
35Rhododendron 'Klondyke'azalea
36Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'smooth azalea
37Helleborus
38Clematis 'Nelly Moser'early large flowered clematis
39Heptacodium miconioides seven sons' plant; autumn lilac
40Sedum 'Autumn Joy'stonecrop
41Malus 'Bailears'ruby tears flowering crabapple
42Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'sedge
43Thymus lanuginosuswooly thyme
44Primula pubescensprimrose
45Campanula persicifolia 'Chettle Charm'peach-leaved bellflower
46Colchicum autumnaleautumn crocus
47Ligularia dentata 'Desdemona'bigleaf ligularia; leopard plant
48Heuchera 'Marmadade'coral bells
49Fillipendula rubraqueen of the prairie
50Hesperantha coccineacrimson flag
51Parthenocissus quinquefoliaVirginia creeper
52Iberis sempervirensevergreen or perennial candytuft
53Aster dumosus 'Wood's Purple'
54Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Aurorea'golden hinoki cypress
55Dryopteris filix-masmale fern
56Polyshichum polyblepharumtassle fern
57Arthyrium niponicum picturnpainted fern
58Chionodoxa luciliae 'Glory of the Snow'
59Anemone nimorosawood anemone
60Tradescantia 'Blue & Gold'spiderwort
61Hydrangea petiolarisclimbing hydrangea
62Astilbeastilbe
63Polemonium reptansJacob's ladder
64Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee'
65Crocosmia 'George Davidson'
66Phygelius rectus 'Moonraker'cape fuchsia
67Phygelius capensiscape fuchsia
68Cupressus sempervirensItalian cypress
69Adiantum pedatumfive finger maidenhair fern
70Adiantum venustumHimalayan maidenhair fern