Need suggestions for z4 Shade Shrub/Bush
I really want to get a good foundation planting in the back corner of my hosta garden. Toward the middle of this pic, about 1/2 way from the back corner of the garden (see the grey wooden fence post?) to the front of the garden. I really need something with good substance on that mound.
The astilbe you see pictured there did not make it. 2 of those 3 are dead and the 3rd isn't looking good enough to stabilize that corner.
Can you suggest anything? It's fairly deep shade... dappled sun, at best. I would prefer fairly drought tolerant as I don't have irrigation in that area. The soil is a sandy loam, neutral-ish pH.
Also, I'd like to get a vine of some sort to grow on that rabbit fencing... will Virginia Creeper or Boston Ivy work?