Shade Plants | Jacob's Ladder. Very pretty light blue, bell-shaped flowers in loose clusters appear on sprawling, weak stems in mid- to late spring. The foliage looks fresh and green all through the growing season. Grow in part shade in moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil.
Columbine Genus: Aquilegia spp. Zones: 3-9 Bloom time: May; then six weeks later. To prune: Cut the stems all the way back to the foliage. Good to know: After the second bloom, leave the blossoms on the plant to reseed.
By Becca Badgett (Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden) If your garden area is used for evening relaxation and entertainment, add the enticing fragrance of moonflowers in the garden. Large white or purple blooms on a climbing vine offer an amazing evening smell when growing moonflowers. Moonflower plants (Ipomoea alba) are perennial vines…
Liriope muscari 'Silver Dragon' medium/low shade tolerant. Liriope is easy to divide except the variegated forms grow slower. Height 8-24". Can be clumping or spreading types. (Spreaders can become sparse in dry shade)