|Hardy, deciduous perennials for shaded gardens with large, bold leaves often marked with contrasting colors. Leaves range in shape from round to lance-shaped, and colors can be yellow to green to blue, often with white, yellow or green marginal markings. Lavender or white flowers grow on 2 foot stalks in early summer. Wonderful contrast when planted with small-leaved plants, adding texture to the landscape.
This slow-growing species has ovate to heart-shaped, very wavy-margined, glaucous, dull, light green leaves, 8-10 inches long, coated white beneath. Bears purple to dark purple flowers, in late summer, on arching, leafy, glaucous, purple-spotted 14 inches stalks. 12 inches tall,
28 inches wide. Japan.