Seasonal Surprise Shade Garden
For Zones 5-9. Approximately 100 sq. ft. Part to full shade.
This garden will constantly evolve with the seasons, with spring through
fall blooms and beautiful, bold autumn foliage. Visit often to watch
the magical color changes of the stokesia and hydrangea blossoms.Design by Jude.
A (1) Hydrangea Snow Queen OAKLEAF HYDRANGEA
The green foliage is deeply lobed mimicking oak leaves. As the foliage ages it
turns pinkish in color. The white flowers contrast well with the green foliage.
B (2) Heuchera Encore CORAL BELLS
The lobed foliage will begin with deep tones of rose seen through a silver layer
atop the leaves and red-purple undersides with dark pronounced veining. C (2) Helleborus Helen Ballard Strain LENTEN ROSE
mix of red, pink and white blooms rising above rich green foliage.D (3) Ceratostigma plumbaginoides LEADWORT
E (1) Dryopteris erythrosora AUTUMN FERN
Brilliant gentian-blue flowers from
late summer until the first hard frost. Spreads to form a dense mat of zig zag
stems with leatherly, oval leaves.
F (3) Astilbe Purple Candles FALSE SPIREA
This hardy fern is a native to Japan
and sports a beautiful coppery red color on lush green fronds.
G (3) Stokesia Color Wheel STOKES ASTER
Very handsome, dark-green and bronze
foliage with narrow purple flowers.
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. H (3) Veronica Georgia Blue CREEPING VERONICA
An abundance of long blooming, sky blue flowers, bloom late winter to early
spring.J (1) Hakonechloa Nicolas JAPANESE FOREST GRASS
This weeping form of ornamental grass is usually grown for its foliage, which
during the spring and summer will be a yellow-green color. However, in the fall
a burst of color will arrive in forms of orange and red.
Santa Rosa Gardens pre-planned Seasonal Surprise Shade Garden includes 19
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.