Wild Swan' Anemone Brighten dark spots in your landscape with 'Wild Swan' anemone. From spring through fall, this shade-loving perennial sends up bloom stalks of nodding white flowers with a blue-violet reverse. It's a great choice for a woodland or rock garden where its clumping, dark green foliage and pretty blooms will stand out. Unlike older forms of anemone, 'Wild Swan Hybrid' won't reseed and spread throughout your garden.
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Bigroot Geranium. Great for shady spots.
Campanula 'Iridescent Bells' Pale lavender bells cover this tall perennial. The 2-inch-long flowers grow in clusters. The buds are deep purple, then open to lighter lavender -- and the combination of buds and blooms on the plants gives a two-tone effect. Up to 30 blooms appear on each shoot from spring through summer. Plants don't self-seed, so you won't be digging up starts the following spring. Growing Conditions: Full sun Size: To 30 inches tall and 18 inches wide Zones: 5-8
Lamium Lamium is an excellent, easy-care groundcover. Most types bloom through the summer, producing clusters of pink or white flowers. Even when they're not blooming, they have great silver-marked foliage that brightens up shady corners. What a beautiful alternative to a struggling lawn! Name: Lamium maculatum Growing Conditions: Full shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: 8 inches tall Zones: 4-8
Once found growing wild on the American prairie, coneflowers are now one of the most widely grown and hybridized perennials in the country: www.bhg.com/...
Bear's Breeches It can shoot up flower spikes in summer up to 4 feet high, but bear's breeches is also distinctive for its huge, coarse leaves, adding sculptural form to woodland plantings. Plant Name: Acanthus mollis Growing Conditions: Part shade and well-drained soil Size: To 4 feet tall and wide Grow it with: The dark foliage and similarly spiky blooms of delphinium. Zones: 7-11