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Other than green

Posted by sandyshorts 7a (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 5, 05 at 16:29

Looking for plants to go in a shady garden that are other than green. This is for zone 7a, location receives morning and late afternoon sun. Full sun during the winter.

Really want some different color to go under these oaks(9) rather than seasonal flower/bulb color that I already have.

Currently have:

Coral bell azaleas
Lamium Beacon Silver (groundcover)
Heuchera 'choclate veil'
Ajuga reptans Burgundy Glow (groundcover)
Stonecrop sedum (groundcover)
Elephant ears
mondo grass

Want some interesting bark color and foliage. Some height differences would be great too!

//Image is about a year old or so. I gotta get some updates done ;)
Thanks for your ideas!

Here is a link that might be useful: Work in Progress

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RE: Other than green

How 'bout Tiarella?

RE: Other than green

Or that variegated Jacob's Ladder? April

RE: Other than green

Columbine. Native geranium. Azaleas. Maple leaf viburnum. Clethra. To name just a few.

RE: Other than green

sweet joe pye weed, culversroot, cardinal flower, columbine, northern sea oats...

RE: Other than green

Golden yews, cornus, many 'alpines' are purple, many a great heather species

RE: Other than green

Look for shade tolerant plants in golds or that offer variegation - various euonymus, gold leaved Japanes barberry, gold leaved or variegated hydrangeas ('Sun Goddess', 'Little Honey', 'Lemon Wave'), variegated twig dogwood ('Elegantissima', 'Ivory Halo', 'Gouchaultii', etc.) and bright colored perennials - Dicentra 'Goldheart', Thalictrum 'Illuminator', Campanula 'Dickson's Gold', Persicaria 'Painter's Palette', Aquilegia 'Woodside Gold', Fuchsia magellanica 'Aurea', Hechera 'Lime Rickey' and Hecherella 'Sunspot' or 'Stoplight'. Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea' is happiest in part shade and offers purple flushed foliage and chartreuse flowerheads. Add variegated hostas and caladiums for summer interest.

It is possible to have a very bright, shady planting area if you select plants with colored folaige and not rely simply on flower color to carry it off.

RE: Other than green

gold dust acuba, leatherleaf mahonia

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