I can hardly believe that I ever thought Hostas were dull. This was before I had a garden, anyway, so now that I have both a garden and Hostas, I can say that they're splendid. Here are two of the Hostas that came with my house, but I have no idea what sort they are; I call them the big lime-green one and the bluish one.
They're a bit crisped around the edges, but that's probably because they were planted where they can enjoy full afternoon and evening sun. I may move them off to a slightly shadier spot someday, but the big lime green one is Really big, so I'm in no hurry for that. Besides, they seem mostly happy.
I have quite a lot of Hens-and-Chicks around and about, and I love them. You can put them nearly anywhere, and they happily multiply and roll around. They're pretty funny-looking when they flower though.
Some of my favourite drought-tolerant (I try and stick with drought-tolerant throughout the garden) perennials with fancy foliage are Stonecrop. Stonecrop wants so very little care, and it's great for filling in corners, especially with the low-growing sorts. I'd like to get a few more types to round out the collection once I have another bed going. I'll have to take pictures again when those that are budding are in full bloom.
|sedum cauticola 'Lidakense'|
|Spiffy Sedum a friend gave me that has pink flowers|
|sedum album 'murale'|
|Sedum 'Autumn Joy'|
|sedum 'voodoo' that I grew from seed|