Virtues: We love jack-in-the-pulpit for its striking and bizarre flower structure, which gives rise to its common name. This perennial also offers visual interest after its spring flowers fade.
Tag Archives: shade gardening
What are some blooming shrubs that tolerate shade?
If you think about the natural habitats of trees and turfgrasses, it only makes sense that these two plants have different survival needs, thus not mixing well together in the same location.
Virtues: We love this butterfly-attracting perennial for its tantalizing array of orange-colored foliage throughout late spring, summer and fall.
What are some shade annuals?
We love dwarf sweetbox (Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis) for its very fragrant late winter flowers and its evergreen foliage.
A coarse-textured deciduous shrub with large white spring flowers and nice golden fall foliage. Great flowering shrub for the shade. Deer resistant. Flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Can you tell me any plants that will grow in wet shade?
Is there a difference between “part sun” and “part shade”? I’ve seen both on plant tags. Seems like they should mean the same thing.
Here’s a miniature hosta with lots of nice cream markings and surprising vigor: Hosta ‘Pure Heart’.
Umbrella leaf (Darmera peltata) is a Northwest US native plant with astonishingly large leaves.