Friday, November 16, 2012

Goldflame Spirea in the Fall

Spirea x bumalda 'Goldflame' and Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'
In November the real story in my garden is not blooms, but foliage.  I wanted to show you this spirea that I started from a cutting last spring.  Can you believe the color of those leaves?  I had no idea it would do that!  In the spring, the foliage is chartreuse like the sedum beside it in the photo.  How exciting that it changes so dramatically!

Sedum 'Angelina' has been quite a good plant, too.  It creeps around but not too aggressively, and the color draws your eye from across the lawn.  I have it in the same bed with my pinks.  I love how they mingle.