Shining in shade | 6 easy-care plants Brighten Plant a shade-loving perennial that looks good with other spring and summer blooms! Many brunneras (Brunnera macrophylla) have silver foliage, but ‘Looking Glass’ has exceptionally silver leaves. It starts out the season with green veins, like you see here. But as its flowers finish and the temperatures rise, the leaves turn solid silver.
Shining in shade This shade-loving perennial has beautiful spring blooms and stunning summer foliage!
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Pallida’ veronica Veronica gentianoides ‘Pallida’ is perfect at the front or middle of the border. Deadhead spikes as they finish to keep the plant tidy and let the glossy green rosette of leaves show better. In areas with mild winters, foliage is often evergreen. And deer and rabbits won’t bother the leaves or flowers. Blooms Pale blue in late spring to early summer
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Fall drawing board Warm and bright, this rich red, pink and purple combo will make any entrance shine in fall! Each laid-back plant here looks graceful as it billows or drapes, so it only takes a few easy tasks to care for this low-maintenance garden. Click ahead to find out all about the plants in this high-impact planting.
Fall drawing board
'Wheee!' Hosta It's a great plant for containers, too. 'Wheee!' produces 2-foot-tall spikes topped with lavender flowers in early summer. Name: Hosta 'Wheee!' Growing Conditions: Light shade and well-drained soil Size: 18 inches tall, 30 inches wide Zones: 3-9 Grow It With: Solid-color hostas Source: Visit provenwinners.com to find a retailer near you.
Shade-Loving Perennial 'Wheee!' Hosta
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How to move hostas... this gardener recommends tying & taping the plant with rope & masking tape. Then after plant is dug up, drop it back into the hole 2 times to remove big clumps of dirt; then watering it in it's new hole and THEN backfilling with dirt & watering AGAIN. I will have to try this.
How to move hostas
Beebalm 'Peter’s Purple': Botanical name is Monarda. There are many native monardas which are great naturalizing perennials for drought-tough gardens in full sun to part shade. This one is a new hybrid on the market, so you may have to order it online. Research at the Dallas Arboretum has shown this plant to be extremely resistant to powdery mildew. As its name implies, its light purple flowers attracts bees, but also hummingbirds and butterflies.
Agastache rupestris Licorice Mint or Sunset Hyssop highcountrygarden... 36-42" x 18" wide, (seed propagated). *2005 Plant Select®* winner. Licorice Mint Hyssop is a superior perennial enjoyed in the garden for its spicy fragrance, uniquely colored flowers and finely textured foliage. It is also a superb hummingbird plant attracting them for several months with its nectar-rich flowers.
'Kent Beauty' Ornamental Oregano -hard to find but worth the effort. Likes the sun.