Teza's Garden: Essential Woodland Garden Plants

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.
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Griffiths Cobra Lily

Griffiths Cobra Lily Zones Light: Partial Shade to Full Shade Height: Bloom Time: Mid Spring to Early Summer Deer tend to avoid.

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[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

Trillium (not sure of the species though) Photography by Janice L

Trillium - Michigan woods are full of this wildflower. Find it in Legacy Land Conservancy's Creekshead Preserve

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…

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…

The jack in the pulpit is a pretty native wildflower that is easy to grow and interesting to look at

The flowers of Farges’s cobra lily (Asian jack-in-the-pulpit), Arisaema fargesii, are spectacular. Our recent trip to North Carolina for my son’s college graduation (see North Carolina …

Striped Cobra Lily Chinese Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema candidissimum) ---------------------- Rhizoma Arisaematis (processed with bile) 胆南星 dănnánxīng 胆 gall

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.

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.

Arisaema taiwanense, a natural companion to rhododendrons in the wild, grows 3 feet tall and blooms in late spring.

Arisaema taiwanense, a natural companion to rhododendrons in the wild, grows 3 feet tall and blooms in late spring.

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