|"Coppertina" in bloom and bud|
|"Dart's Gold" showing red stamens and full chartreuse leaf color|
Physocarpus plays well with others: in this case, the dark foliage of "Summer Wine" forming a perfect background for the hot colors of Oriental poppy and an iris whose name I do not know.
In August, the stems of "Summer Wine" will turn the rich purple of their namesake.
In late October, when the leaves finally fall from these plants that have given joy since early spring and asked for nothing in return, the exfoliating bark will give interest to the front border all winter.
If physocarpus were human, I'd probably marry it.