A board of my all time favourite woodland gardening plants - all lovingly tried and tested here at Teza's Garden. I only recommend a plant after I have had success with it here in Zone 5 Ontario, Canada, for two consecutive growing seasons.
[I love the way the yellow-green makes the hillside glow. And that's a very pleasing bridge. This is in Texas.] Isamu Taniguchi Japanese Garden's Togetsu-kyo bridge at Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin, Texas
According to temple legend, Saihō-ji was constructed during the Nara Period by Gyōki, on the location of one of Prince Shōtoku's former retreats. The temple first operated as a Hossō temple dedicated to Amitabha, and was known as "Saihō-ji" (西方寺), a homophone of the current name. The name was selected because Amitabha is the primary buddha of Western Paradise, known in Japanese as "Saihō Jōdo" (西方浄土). Legend states that such famous Japanese monks as Kūkai and Hōnen later served as the chief…
Arisaema Sikokianum - hardy. Pure white, club-shaped spadix, surrounded by a deep purple spathe with narrow green bands. May-June. Height 8-15".A fascinating plant native to Japan that makes a wonderful companion to Cypripediums as it also requires shady conditions. Has an interesting marshmallow like spadix with contrasting black and white flowers. Flowering April-May.