Do you have an area, small or large in your landscape that is heavily shaded and in need of some life? We have a selection of plants that will do just that. Add lush greenery with hostas, color and texture with ferns, and pops of bright delicate flowers with peonies.
Abiqua Drinking Gourd Plantain Lily
'Abiqua Drinking Gourd':The 2014 Hosta of the Year! The giant, deeply cupped, corrugated leaves do not lose their shape or stunning powder blue-green color, even in the hottest weather. Thick foliage resists slug damage. Stalks of white flowers rise above the foliage in summer. Easy to grow, and tolerant of heat and humidity. An herbaceous perennial that slowly forms foliage clump 16 to 18 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.
Colored Hulk Plantain Lily
Hosta 'Colored Hulk': This bold hosta holds a powerful presence in shady beds and borders with sturdy clumps of incredible foliage. The deeply cupped, heart-shaped, rippled leaves have chartreuse and lime green variegation with striking, deep green, irregular margins. Resists slug damage. Showy lilac flowers tower over the foliage in summer. An herbaceous perennial with foliage clumps that reach 14 to 16 in. tall, spreading up to 28 in. wide.
Francee Plantain Lily
Hosta x 'Francee':Lush foliage clumps with dramatic, heart-shaped, dark green leaves edged in white - truly a standout in the landscape. The mounding foliage with beautiful variegation is ideal for those sometimes difficult to fill shady woodland areas and borders. A wonderful hosta for containers. An herbaceous perennial that is a moderate grower; reaching 2 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Guacamole Plantain Lily
Hosta x 'Guacamole': Soft avocado green and yellow marbled foliage with streaks of slightly darker blue-green. Large flower stalks with white lavender blooms release a soft, sweet fragrance. Requires full shade in hot summer areas. Provides a great contrast in both color and texture in the shade garden. An herbaceous perennial that is fast growing; forms a foliage clump 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
Patriot Plantain Lily
Hosta x 'Patriot':A superb compact selection with more heat tolerance than other popular varieties. This offspring of 'Francee' features bold, dark green foliage with gleaming white edges. Great for brightening a full or dappled shade border. An herbaceous perennial. Moderate growing; foliage clumps reach 14 in. tall, spreading wider.
Stained Glass Plantain Lily
Hosta x 'Stained Glass': Bright golden leaves with wide, deep green margins and prominent veining provide the appearance of stained glass. Large, fragrant, pale lavender flowers complement the dramatic foliage. Bold color for foundation and woodland beds in full or dappled shade. An herbaceous perennial that is a moderate grower; foliage clump reaches 15 in. tall, 36 to 48 in. wide.
Victory Plantain Lily
Hosta x 'Victory':This majestic giant will need room to reach its full potential, with huge leaves and distinctive variegation that makes your landscape a triumph! An attention-grabbing specimen quality hosta with shiny green leaves that have a dramatic grooved texture and showy lavender midsummer flowers. An herbaceous perennial that reaches 28 to 32 in. tall, 38 to 46 in. wide; flowers to 48 in. tall.
Wide Brim Plantain Lily
Hosta x 'Wide Brim': Broad blue-green leaves with a creamy edge create a large mound of attractive, lush foliage. Slender spikes of lavender flowers appear in summer. Adds a colorful accent to shady mixed borders and woodland gardens. An herbaceous perennial. Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall, 24 to 36 in. wide.
Hosta x 'Liberty' Plant Patent ':A gorgeous sport of 'Sagae' with blue-green leaves that have wide, dramatically streaked, yellow margins which fade to a creamy white. Produces showy lavender flowers in summer. The thick foliage has remarkable slug resistance. Adds stunning color to any shade border or woodland garden. 2012 Hosta of the Year. An herbaceous perennial that is a moderate grower, reaching 2 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Lollipop Itoh Peony
Paeonia (Intersectional hybrid) x 'Lollipop':Very large, semi-double to double, golden apricot flowers with splashes of deep purple-pink, held on strong stems. Forms a lush mound of green foliage with an abundance of blooms every spring. Perfect for mid-border. An herbaceous perennial. Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Yumi™ (Beauty) Itoh Peony
Paeonia (Intersectional hybrid) x 'Yellow Doodle Dandy':Exceptionally large blooms held on strong stems above a compact mound of dark green, trouble-free foliage that lasts well into autumn. Masses of yellow petals have a nearly translucent quality, perfectly forming a formal double flower with a light and very pleasant fragrance. Hybridized by Don Smith, a leading Itoh Peony breeder. Moderate growing, 24 to 30 in. tall and wide.
Bowl of Beauty Herbaceous Peony
Paeonia x 'Bowl of Beauty':Lovely fuchsia pink petals create a bowl around the pale lemon yellow center of each bloom. The stunning spring flowers are displayed on sturdy, upright stems above the lush green foliage. An excellent background plant for spring bulbs, or for use in mixed or shrub borders. A choice cut flower. An herbaceous perennial. Fast growing; reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Coral Charm Peony
Paeonia x 'Coral Charm':Abundant, nostalgic, large, cup-shaped flowers emerge as a deep persimmon color and bloom out to elegant, coral-cream colored, semi-double flowers with a slight fragrance as they mature. Attractive glossy, dark green foliage with smooth edges adds a charming element to beds and borders. An herbaceous perennial. Quickly reaches 28 to 36 in. tall, 30 in. wide.
Inspecteur Lavergne Peony
Paeonia x 'Inspecteur Lavergne':Spectacular ruby-red double blooms are displayed on the erect stems of this clumping perennial. A splendid cut flower. An excellent background plant for spring bulbs, or use in perennial or shrub borders. A stunning cut flower for floral arrangements. Deciduous. Fast growing; reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Kansas Double Peony
Paeonia x 'Kansas':Huge, double, carmine red blooms are displayed on the bold, erect stems of this clumping perennial. An excellent background plant for spring bulbs, or use in perennial or shrub borders. Choice cut flowers. American Peony Society award recipient. Deciduous. Fast growing; reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Lady Orchid Peony
Paeonia x 'Lady Orchid':Slightly fragrant, soft lavender-pink, double blooms on a robust rounded plant of lush, green foliage. An excellent background plant for spring bulbs, or for use as a spring specimen in sunny gardens and shrub borders. Superb cut flowers. Fast growing; reaches 2 1/2 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.
Paul M. Wild Double Peony
Paeonia x 'Paul M. Wild':Spectacular, ruby-red, double blooms are displayed on the sturdy erect stems of this clumping perennial. An excellent background plant for spring bulbs, or in perennial and shrub borders. A choice cut flower. Deciduous. Fast growing; reaches 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Raspberry Sundae Peony
Paeonia x 'Raspberry Sundae':Large, luscious, fragrant, soft pink, double flowers with sweet cream tones for classic charm and endearing springtime color. Robust, rounded plants of lush, green foliage work well as background for spring bulbs, or for use in perennial and shrub borders. An excellent cut flower. Deciduous. Fast growing; reaches 2 1/2 ft. tall and wide.
Shirley Temple Double Peony
Paeonia x 'Shirley Temple':Huge, white double blooms with a hint of rose coloring are displayed on the bold, erect stems of this clumping perennial. An excellent background plant for spring bulbs, or use in perennial or shrub borders. Choice cut flowers. Deciduous. Quickly reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Asparagus densiflorus 'Myers':This unusual perennial adds textural contrast to beds and borders. Long, upright, plume-like stems hold soft, needle-like leaves. Develops red ornamental berries in fall. An excellent choice for hanging baskets and containers. Semi-evergreen in mild winter regions; use in containers and overwinter indoors in cold winter regions. Partial shade to partial sun Moderately growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Polystichum polyblepharum:A lustrous fern that is sure to lend an elegant look to shaded gardens. Particularly beautiful when new fronds emerge stiffly, then droop backwards to form a tassel. Beautiful in mass plantings as a groundcover, especially under flowering shrubs. An herbaceous perennial. Slowly reaches only 2 ft. tall and wide.
Western Sword Fern
Polystichum munitum:One of the most robust and reliable, this hardy native male fern offers superb texture with glossy, leathery, toothed, dark green foliage. Vigorous evergreen clumps are formed by many long fronds; up to four feet long in cool, shady sites. Keeps up appearances even in warm, arid climates, though plants will be more compact. Full shade to partial sun Forms dense foliage clumps 3 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Asplenium bulbiferum:Bright green, finely cut fronds emerge from a single crown, developing into lush, feather-like evergreen foliage with a graceful, arching habit. Provides excellent texture contrast in shady landscapes. Works well in containers and hanging baskets, provided a sheltered location with bright shade. Full to partial shade Moderate growing; reaches 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Giant Chain Fern
Woodwardia fimbriata:This monster fern can reach well above head height, up to 6' tall x 6 to 8' wide, in a moist, cool, shaded area where the frost does not linger. Remains evergreen most winters. It's a classic, redwood forest fern.
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