Colorful chartreuse plants are a great way to add a bit of drama to any landscape, says Jerry Fritz of Linden Hills Gardens and Jerry Fritz Garden Design.
Even when not in bloom, most chartreuse plants produce striking foliage whose bright color can be seen from a distance. The vibrant hue is a complement to other more flowery plants, and as an added perk, many chartreuse plants are deer-resistant.
Lonicera nitida 'Twiggy' (Boxleaf Honeysuckle)
Great for hedging, the boxleaf honeysuckle is a brand-new dwarf form that should be available to the public in about two years.
Corylopsis spicata 'Aurea' (Fragrant Winter Hazel)
Winter hazel requires partial sun and grows soft, pendulous chains of fragrant flowers in the early spring.
Aralia cordata 'Sun King' (Golden Spikenard)
A relatively new plant, the golden spikenard grows tall spikes of tiny white flowers and needs afternoon shade to prevent sun scald.
Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus' (Golden Mockorange)
The golden mockorange is known for its striking golden leaves and fragrant white flowers that bloom in late spring.
Sedum 'Angelina' (Stonecrop)
An undemanding plant, stonecrop is drought-tolerant and looks wonderful planted in a stone wall, rock garden, or living patio.
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' (Japanese Wind Grass)
With richly golden, variegated foliage that reaches 12 to 15 inches high, Japanese wind grass is an ideal deciduous grass for semi-shade gardens.