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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
Hostas, bleeding hearts and ferns. Bottom: Purple Oxalis contrasts yellow Corydalis in both color and texture. Pair oxalis with burgundy tones of Japanese painted fern. Spotted lungwort ties into the silvery fern fronds, and big-leaf Petasites and hostas offers fun contrast with its large leaves.
Edible Plants You Can Grow on a Shady Balcony Salad Greens, such as leaf lettuce, arugula, endive, cress, and radicchio Broccoli Cauliflower (follow the instructions for broccoli above) Peas Beets Brussels Sprouts (no article ) Radishes (no article ) Swiss Chard Leafy Greens, such as collards, mustard greens, spinach, and kale Beans
Gorjuss Shade GardenHostas are one of the best easiest ways to fill your garden, shade or sun. The other thing I use a lot of is Coleus. It comes in amazing colours and grows like crazy any where you put it. Colour without flowers or co-ordinate to your flowers