companion plants for dark foliage shrubs
I recently put in a bunch of dark leaved shrubs (purple leaf sandcherrry, wine and roses weigela, etc.) At first I thought it was great, but now I find I have to remove so many things that clash and or throw off the colour balance. Out went the pale Catherine Woodbury daylily (washed out in comparison and all the yellow undertones come through, and the yellow bearded iris. I've found that many purple coneflower and liatris and great perennials to brighten things up, but wonder if others have suggestions.