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Perennial Shade Garden Plan

Shaded areas of your landscape can sometimes be difficult. Grass typically doesn't grow well there and a lot of the flowers you see at the garden center like sun. That's why we've put together this shade garden plan. It's filled with low-fuss, easy-care plants that don't need a lot of sun to thrive. Hostas and heuchera provide beautiful color from their leaves, so you don't have to worry about them going out of bloom. These shade-loving perennials will come back year after year, getting better every season. And in addition to shade, their adapted to growing under trees and around tree roots.

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A. Phlox, Woodland

Phlox divaricata

Woodland phlox is a delightful spring-blooming North American-native wildflower that produces fragrant clusters of lavender, purple, blue, or white in early spring. It's a perfect companion to spring-blooming bulbs and other early bloomers such as...

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B. Heuchera

Heuchera spp.

Carpet your shade garden with the jewel-toned foliage of heuchera. This amazing perennial comes in a wide variety of colors including chartreuse, red, bronze, orange, purple, green, silver, and bi-color (so there's a perfect heuchera for every...

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C. Hosta

Hosta

Hostas are addictive! That's what you'll discover after you plant a few in your garden. These super-easy perennials are so collectible because they come in a seemingly unlimited selection of colors, heights, and textures. From 4-inch dwarfs to 6-foot...

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D. Hellebore

Helleborus spp.

Just when you think winter is never going to end, the spirit-lifting flowers of hellebore burst into bloom. This fantastic, easy-care perennial develops lovely buttercup-shaped flowers in shades of white, cream, green, pink, red and bi-color....

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E. Hosta

Hosta

Hostas are addictive! That's what you'll discover after you plant a few in your garden. These super-easy perennials are so collectible because they come in a seemingly unlimited selection of colors, heights, and textures. From 4-inch dwarfs to 6-foot...

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Making New Plants

Making New Plants

Some plants lend themselves to easy propagation in water. See which ones. 

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Making Scents with Lavender

Making Scents with Lavender

Lavender is a fragrant perennial for cool and warm climates. 

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