All you need to add is a bench, so you can sit and enjoy the long blooming season of this shade garden. Spectacular foliage and seed pods add to the show.
Perennial Shade Garden
For Zones 5-8. Approximately 4 ft x 15 ft. Part/full shade.
Design by Jude.
A – (1) Hypericum ST. JOHN'S WORT
Semi-evergreen groundcover with bright yellow flowers intermittently through the summer.
B – (1) Hosta Wide Brim PLANTAIN LILY
Arguably one of the best hostas, this is a large, showy, fast growing hosta with heart shaped leaves, blue-green center and a wide irregular cream border.
C – (3) Stokesia Color Wheel STOKES ASTER
Starting in mid-May 'Colorwheel' sends up branched bloom stalks which open almost pure white. As the days progress, the same bloom fades to lavender, then to deeper lavender and finally to purple.
D – (1) Veronica Royal Candles SPEEDWELL
Vivid long-blooming flower spikes over long, strappy leaves. Beautiful spires add a unique flower form to your garden.
E – (2) Athyrium Metallicum JAPANESE PAINTED FERN
The delicate fronds of Japanese Painted Fern are silver with green highlights and subtle burgundy veination.
F – (1) Pennisetum Red Head FLOWERING FOUNTAIN GRASS
Smoky purple 'flowers' up to 10" long appear in mid-summer, making this a shade garden show stopper!
G – (3) Geranium Rozanne CRANESBILL ROZANNE
Rozanne produces large violet-blue flowers with purple-violet veins and radiant white centers.
H – (3) Astilbe Vision in White FALSE SPIREA
The classic white astilbe. Fragrant, attractive, vivid green, semi-glossy foliage with fluffy, pure-white flowers that have a cascading effect.
J – (3) Phlox Violet Pinwheels CREEPING PHLOX
Violet-purple blooms for 4-6 weeks in the spring, then reblooms lightly in the fall.
Santa Rosa Gardens pre-planned Perennial Shade Garden includes 18 top-quality potted plants, full planting instructions and an easy-to-follow illustrated diagram.
Note: If a variety is unavailable, our designer will select a substitute of similar characteristics.