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'Pumila' Astilbe A compact variety perfect for small spaces, 'Pumila' also offers great flower power. The fragrant pink blooms make it a garden superstar. Plus it's deer resistant! Name: Astilbe 'Pumila' Growing Conditions: Part sun to shade and well-drained soil Size: 12 inches tall Zones: 4-8
Bigroot Geranium One of the toughest plants in the shade garden, bigroot geranium (Geranium macrorrhizum) doesn't mind heat or drought. And, deer and rabbits typically pass it by in search of tastier morsels. This plant puts on a spring show with pink or white flowers; some varieties also offer outstanding fall coloration in their woodsy-scented foliage. Bigroot geranium is hardy in Zones 4-8 and grows 2 feet tall. Top Picks: 'Album' offers white flowers; 'Ingwersen's Variety' offers clear pink flowers; 'Variegatum' has purple-pink flowers and white-variegated leaves
Lungwort, a perennial gets 1 foot tall. Opal has ice-blue flowers and Trevi Fountain has cobalt blue flowers.
Astilbe : this perennial is a great shade plant with dense foliage + feathery, summer blooms for a shade garden. aka False Spirea, False Goat's Beard. Astilbe is native to Asia and North America. Blooms in June-July. Colors include pink, red, white, purple and peach. Plants grow 18" to as much as 5 feet. There is a dwarf variety that grows about 6". Pairs well with hydrangeas, hostas, & ferns.
Shade - Plant en Masse - Plant en Masse Just about every type of plant looks better in large groupings than it does planted individually. Here, drifts of astilbe seem to tower out of a groundcover of golden sedum. Test Garden Tip: Planting en masse doesn't necessarily mean growing only a single variety. Here, several selections of astilbe combine for even more interest