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Hosta Island Breeze Brightens the Shade Garden

hosta island breeze

Virtues: Hosta Island Breeze features bold foliage that brightens any garden area with its bright gold color in spring. It continues to contribute color and substance throughout the summer. This hosta’s thick leaves are resistant to damage from pests.

An Easy, Excellent Flowering Shade Plant

flowering shade plant bossa nova begonia

Virtues: Bossa Nova Pure White begonia is a flowering shade plant that provides textural foliage and multitudes of white flowers throughout the summer. Its compact, mounded habit makes it perfect for window boxes, hanging baskets and tall planters. It is …

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Mountain Mint Is for Beauty and Beneficial Insects

short toothed mountain mint

Virtues: Short-toothed mountain mint (Pycnanthemum muticum) is an excellent perennial for drawing butterflies, moths, bees and helpful wasps to the garden. A compact, fragrant and elegantly colored plant, it’s an easy grower in sun or shade.

‘Diana Remembered’ Hosta Is a Standout Selection

diana remembered hosta

Virtues: The ‘Diana Remembered’ hosta, named in honor of the late Princess Diana, is a beautiful variety with thick, broad, substantial green leaves edged in silvery white. The late-summer flowers are exceptionally large and fragrant.

Upright Shade Plants for the Shade Garden

If your shade garden includes a lot of hostas, heucheras, azaleas, Siberian bugloss, lungwort and astrantia, as many shade gardens do, you may notice that it has an overload of mounded shapes. Adding several upright shade plants among your mounding …

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