I love visiting garden centers, and finding new and unusual plants to add to my collections. A few years ago, I feel deeply in love with Heuchara (commonly known as Coral Bells). While they do get flowers (tiny blooms on tall, elegant stems) I grow them for their leaves. The colors are stunning, and some of them change through the seasons.
They play well with others, and can make a lowly impatien or viola really pop. Mix them in with coleus varieties, and you can have a foliage festival! There are different leaf shapes, and they are the first plants to bring you color in the spring, and stay strong all season long. How can you not love a plant that will never let you down? And best of all, most prefer part shade, which is mostly what I have in my yard.
My obsession started innocently enough, with a little Palace Purple: