loft & cottage: unique plants for a shade garden--from left to right: bergenia hellebore chinese ground orchid heuchera epimedium dead nettle solomon's seal trillium lady's slipper bunchberry checkered lily pulmonaria
Like lobelia, violas are cool-season plants that can take full sun in early spring and fall, but they'll bloom a bit later into the summer if you grow them in the shade, especially in the South. Violas bear flowers in a dizz
Perennials Designed to Withstand the Harshest of Winters
The Best Fragrant Flowers for your garden. -- though it's small, lily-of-the-valley packs a big fragrance in its nodding white or pink bell-shape flowers. It's a tough, low-care groundcover you can practically plant and forget in shady spots.
plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, zones 5 to plant grows well in sun and part shade in all kinds of conditions all over the U. It chokes out weeds, blooms in a clear blue that reflects the summer sky and tops it off with fantastic fall color.
Flower Carpet® White Groundcover Rose (Rosa x Noaschnee P.# - Monrovia - Flower Carpet® White Groundcover Rose (Rosa x Noaschnee P.# full sun and drought tolerant when established; inches tall and 36 inches wide, white flowers spring through fall
Epimedium × perralchicum 'Frohnleiten': Fully hardy, april to may flowering Heart shaped leaves and a spreading habit. Evergreen, and looks good under deciduous trees. The star shaped flowers are held high above the foliage. A lovely ground cover plant.
"An all-time favorite perennial. The sweet scent of Lily-of-the-Valley will fill the garden in early spring. Each stem produces as many as 25 blooms. Easy to grow in shady areas, but will also thrive in partial sun." My favorite flower.
Flowering Shrubs by Season Bluebeard (Caryopteris selections) Enlarge Image close Add bluebeard (sometimes called blue mist spirea) wherever you want a refreshing punch of blue color in the late summer to early fall landscape.