Helleborus x 'Windcliff Slaty Blue'
Trust Dan Hinkley to come up with a slate blue lenten rose. It has gray-green foliage and grows in dappled shade, forming clumps about 15 to 18 inches tall and two feet wide. An added plus, it has strong stems that are said to hold up well in cut flower arrangements. Zones 4-9.
Deutzia 'Nikko Blush'
Not sure I ever thought I'd see a pink deutzia, this new hybrid is from the US National Arboretum. It's a compact shrub, but grows to six to eight feet tall and six feet wide. Foligage is bright green on arching stems, and it's covered in spring with a profusion of light pink blooms. Would be great in masses. Zones 5-8.
Tsuga canadensis 'MonKinn'
(Golden Duchess™ Eastern Hemlock)
I LOVE plants with chartreuse foliage, and I can't wait to see this dwarf hemlock. It forms a low mound about 3-4 feet tall and 3-5 feet wide. It has brilliant golden foliage on arching stems and although it prefers dappled shade, it's more tolerant of sun than other hemlock cultivars. Zones 4-7.