Shade Perennials Zone 3/4

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Lungwort Benediction

Lungwort Is a Classic Garden Perennial Prized for Its Spring Blooms

Silver speckles on heart-shape leaves, plus blue spring flowers, make this perennial a pretty addition to your landscape.

Heuchera and Heucherella cultivars: 1. 'Alabama Sunrise';  2. 'Electric Lime;  3. 'Mint Julep';  4. 'Berry Smoothie';  5. 'Georgia Peach';  6. 'Purple Petticoats';  7. 'Sashay';  8. 'Southern Comfort';  9. 'Ginger Ale';  10. 'Cinnabar Silver';  11. 'Shanghai';  12. 'Midnight Bayou';  13. 'Obsidian';  14. 'Sweet Tea';  15. 'Midnight Rose' Select;  16. 'Tapestry';  17. 'Sugar Plum';  18. 'Paris'

Heuchera Mania

I’ve become mildly obsessed with Heuchera. I purchased my first Heuchera in 1995; I can’t remember the name of it. It did well in my garden in part-shade until my boyfriend (now my husband) whacked it down thinking it was a weed. I had serious concerns about marrying him after that, but his many other good qualities prevailed. Today he only gardens with direct supervision. Heuchera 'Caramel' A couple of years ago I bought a couple of Heuchera ‘Caramel’ plants at a plant sale and tucked them…

Spring Symphony Tiarella foamflower

Going Native | Gardener's Journal

Starting with the native species, perennial plant breeders are developing new cultivars with improved traits. Creeping phlox (Phlox subulata) is a good native groundcover for sharply drained soils. Spring Symphony foamflower (Tiarella) brightens a woodland garden. Espresso cranesbill (Geranium maculatum) has darker foliage than its native parents. Native plants are all the rage in perennial […]

Clematis integrifolia

Plant Profile for Clematis integrifolia - Solitary Clematis Perennial

The Bush Clematis are close cousins to the climbing varieties, but form a bushy, upright plant suited to growing in the border. This species bears large, nodding urn-shaped flowers, in shades of bright blue. Flower...

Pot of Gold Hosta - very small

Hosta Pot of Gold | Green Mountain Hosta Nursery | Gold Hosta

( A. Malloy )Tthe hostas are 8" high and 14" wide. They have glossy golden foliage witch is narrow and pointed. Speckled purple flowers on 16" scapes in mid summer An interesting small gold hosta looks great in bloom.

Lungwort Excalibur

Lungwort Is a Classic Garden Perennial Prized for Its Spring Blooms

Silver speckles on heart-shape leaves, plus blue spring flowers, make this perennial a pretty addition to your landscape.

Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’

Plant Profile for Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’ - Lungwort Perennial

Despite their unfortunate common name, Lungworts are among the most dependable and showy spring-blooming perennials, and many types have attractive foliage throughout the season. This selection features clusters of...

Primula denticulata

Plant Profile for Primula denticulata - Drumstick Primrose Perennial

One of the easiest Primrose species to succeed with, performing well in a wide range of climates. Plants form a lush mound or rosette of large green leaves, bearing upright stems with a ball of flowers on the end, ...

Pulmonaria Opal

Plant Profile for Pulmonaria Opal - Lungwort Perennial

(=‘Ocupol’) Lungworts are among the most dependable and showy spring-blooming perennials for shady locations. This selection features clusters of pale opal-blue bells that age to white, over a lush moun...

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’

Plant Profile for Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ - Siberian Bugloss Perennial

A superb introduction, forming a clump of heart-shaped silver leaves, delicately veined with mint green. Sprays of bright blue Forget-me-not flowers appear in mid to late spring. This is a choice collector’s ...

Bergenia ‘Bressingham Ruby’

Plant Profile for Bergenia ‘Bressingham Ruby’ - Bergenia Perennial

Bergenia are incredibly hardy, and reliably evergreen throughout nearly the entire continent. This exceptional British selection has rich, deep burnished maroon winter colour, turning deep green for the summer. In ...

Bergenia ‘Eroica’

Plant Profile for Bergenia ‘Eroica’ - Bergenia Perennial

Bergenia are incredibly hardy, and reliably evergreen throughout nearly the entire continent. This selection forms a low clump of bold, wavy green leaves, which turn a stunning beet-red shade during winter. Stems o...

Creeping Jenny

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Creeping Jenny

Abby Hosta - for small spaces

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Abby Hosta - for small spaces

Geranium himalayense

Plant Profile for Geranium himalayense - Himalayan Cranesbill Perennial

The Border selections of Cranesbill Geranium are valuable fillers for colour in early to mid summer. This species forms a mound of bold green foliage, bearing large violet-blue flowers with a reddish cast. Plants need...

Stairway to Heaven Jacob's Ladder - Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven' PP15187 | Bylands Nurseries Ltd.

Stairway to Heaven Jacob's Ladder - Polemonium reptans 'Stairway to Heaven' PP15187

Dramatic vivid green ferny foliage surrounded by cream colored margin that turns pink in cool weather or Full Sun. Spikes of intense blue flowers in summer. Great color for the border or in Container. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Protect from hot afternoon sun.