|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 cultivar has erect, heart-shaped, slightly cupped, thick, dark green leaves, 6 inches long, puckered between the veins. The irregular, pale yellow leaf margins turn white with age. In midsummer, 18 inch tall stalks bear pale lavender-blue flowers. 12 inches tall, 14-16 inches wide.