Cutting garden A Chrysanthemum Amelia (2) B Echinacea Purpurea (2) C Rudbeckia Prairie Sun (2) D Campanula Superba (2) E Aster Honeysong Pink (1) F Lavandula Hidcote Superior (1) G Achillea Coronation Gold (1) H Gypsophila Bristol Fairy (1) I Boltonia Snowbank (1) J Campanula New Giant (3) K Gaillardia Burgundy (2) L Pyrethrum Mixed Hybrids (3)
Enjoy the feathery plumes of Astilbe in early summer. This tough perennial blooms in shades of burgundy, red, pink, lavender, and white. In addition to the attractive flowers, these shade plants have finely cut foliage, which in many varieties is flushed
Bigroot Geranium One of our favorite ground covers for shady sites, bigroot geranium offers woodsy-scented foliage and clusters of magenta, pink, or white flowers in early summer. It spreads nicely, without becoming invasive, to create a carpet of low-care color even in dry, shady sites. Plant Name: Geranium macrorrhizum Growing Conditions: Part to full shade and well-drained soil Size: To 2 feet tall and wide Zones: 4-8
Yellow Corydalis This hard-working perennial plant that grows in shade takes the prize for being the longest bloomer in the sheltered garden. Enjoy its clusters of yellow flowers from late spring all the way to frost. It's not just the flowers that are beautiful; the gray-green leaves of these shade plants are attractive as well. The plant grows about 12 inches tall and is hardy in Zones 5-8. Test Garden Tip: This plant can be a prolific self-seeder. Top picks: Corydalis lutea is the…
Lilyturf Lilyturf (Liriope) is an easy-to-grow favorite shade plant. Loved for its grassy foliage and spikes of blue or white flowers in late summer, as well as its resistance to deer and rabbits, lilyturf is practically a plant-it-and-forget garden resident. It grows best in Zones 5-10 and grows a foot tall. Test Garden Tip: Lilyturf can be a fast, almost aggressive spreader when it's happy.