Virtues: Siberian bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla) is loved for its textural, variegated leaves that can add color and interest to shade gardens. These two new cultivars, ‘Sea Heart’ (bottom image) and ‘Silver Heart’ (top image) offer improved heat and humidity tolerance. …
When it comes to designing a garden, choosing the right plants for the right spots can be a little daunting. You have to consider sizes, shapes, colors, textures, form and maintenance. However, once you have the perfect plants selected for …
Virtues: We love Asarum canadense for its velvety, heart-shaped rich green foliage that grows pleasantly low to the ground in shady locations—making the perfect groundcover for shade gardens under trees. In spring, a solitary dark, reddish-brown flower blooms close to …
Virtues: We love Gold Collection Hellebores for their beautiful outward-facing, long-lasting blooms that fill homes and gardens with an abundance of elegant color in the long, cold months of winter and early spring.
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.
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.