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$20.95, 3 for $58.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Fragrant bottlebrush flowers dance above the bronze purple foliage from late summer through early fall. They are a rich mauve-pink color when they open then lighten to white. Actaea 'Chocoholic' is a lovely selection of a native that adds wonderful texture, color, and height to the shade garden. Attracts butterflies. Deer resistant.

$19.95, 3 for $56.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Striking deep purple, ferny foliage. Tall, graceful light pink flowers that turn creamy white add architectural interest and fragrance to the late summer border. The deep toned foliage of Actaea 'Brunette' is especially effective when placed near yellow and chartreuse. Appreciates moist soil in partial to full shade. 3-year-old plants sold in 2.59qt/2.45L.
Exceptionally dark burgundy-black foliage adds drama to the shady garden. The large, elegant fern-like leaves form a graceful fountain of foliage approximately 2-3' tall. In early to mid autumn, clusters of fragrant creamy white flowers, reminiscent of bottle brushes, bloom on wiry stems reaching 5' tall.

Grow Actaea 'Hillside Black Beauty' in rich, organic, moisture retentive soil in full to partial shade, tolerates more sun further north. Especially effective when growing near lighter shades of green, yellow, or chartreuse. Grow in the shady border to add rich color, depth, contrast, and fragrance.

Actaea simplex were formerly known as Cimicifuga ramosa.

 
 

 
 

 
 

$17.95, 3 for $50.00
PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Deep pink blooms held on dark, wiry stems in late summer to early fall. Bright yellow anthers highlight the center of the flower. Anemone 'Lucky Charm' offers an extra season of interest from the attractive foliage that starts out burgundy-violet and matures to green on top with a burgundy-violet underside. Use in borders, cottage gardens, and woodland gardens. Part shade is ideal, in sunnier sites mulch to maintain an even soil moisture. Deer resistant.
Rose pink to lavender semi-double flowers from late summer into fall. Anemone 'Pocahontas' is very compact, upright, and vigorous. Freely flowering with good garden performance.

Anemone hybrids grow best when given consistent moisture in organically rich, well drained soils. Sun to part shade, with part shade preferred in southern zones. Makes a good cut flower. Grow Anemone 'Pocahontas' at the edge of woodland settings, in cottage gardens, and mixed borders.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
A tropical-looking golden beauty with large compound leaves that measure up to 3' long! Aralia 'Sun King' emerges with bright gold leaves held on reddish brown stems. If given at least a few hours of sun a day, the foliage will remain yellow all summer. In heavier shade, the foliage will be lime green. Quickly forms a large 4' tall clump of foliage. In mid to late summer, interesting 1-2' racemes of tiny white flowers are produced followed by deep purplish black, inedible berries. Deer resistant. Aralia 'Sun King' is an excellent plant to add a sizable bright accent to a shady spot.

 
 

 
 
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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE NEW
Brightens up the shade garden and provides beautiful long-stemmed flowers for bouquets. The foliage emerges bright chartreuse yellow in spring with a tinge of red on the newest leaves. Greens up a bit by late summer. Very tall, strong, blush red stems carry rose pink flower panicles in midsummer. Astilbe 'Amber Moon' has good heat tolerance and a robust habit.

Astilbes are long-lived perennials. They prefer rich, organic soil; mulch to keep moisture levels steady. Light shade is ideal for the most flowers. Grow in shady beds and borders and at the edge of a wooded area. The ferny foliage looks great with broad-leaved Hosta. Astilbe are deer resistant.
Tall, dense, poker-like purple plumes make a strong statement in the garden. Blooms midsummer. Bold, coarsely textured, deeply incised dark green foliage can have bronze tints. A member of Astilbe chinensis (Chinese Astilbe), though garden performance is best in moist soils, members of the Chinese species are moderately more drought tolerant.

Astilbes are long-lived perennials. They prefer rich, organic soil; mulch to keep moisture levels steady. Light shade is ideal for the most flowers. Grow in shady beds and borders and at the edge of a wooded area. Their ferny foliage looks great with broad-leaved Hosta. Astilbe are deer resistant.
Rosy red blooms develop from deep red buds in midsummer. The densely packed, erect plumes arise from a mound of dark green foliage. Astilbe 'Vision In Red' is a strong grower for a shady bed or border. Prefers moisture retentive soils, however the A. chinensis group is moderately drought tolerant. Ferny foliage creates a nice contrast with wide Hosta leaves.

 
 
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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE BEST SELLER
Fabulous giant Painted Fern forms a massive, arching clump of silvery fronds with green highlights and dark purple stems. Parentage is thought to be the Japanese Painted Fern and the Lady Fern. Athyrium 'Godzilla' prefers moist, loamy soils where it will spread slowly. Makes a big statement in a mannerly way.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Handsome and ruffled, this intensely hued deciduous selection of Japanese Painted Fern has dark violet red interiors contrasted by bright silver edges making each leaflet distinct and creating an overall tapestry effect. The pinnules twist a little giving the frond a "fluffed" up look. Athyrium 'Regal Red' combines beautifully with red-purple Heucheras. Adds lasting color to bouquets. Deer resistant.
The foliage of this Japanese Painted Fern offers spectacular metallic-pewter color for the shady garden. The fronds are a deep gray-green with silvery shading and plum-red mid-ribs. Long lasting coloration. Athyrium 'Pewter Lace' is outstanding planted with broad leaf shade plants such as Heuchera. Wonderful in container combinations. Deer resistant.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
A vigorous upright grower with deciduous silvery gray foliage, offering a striking formal appearance for shade gardens. A cross between A. niponicum pictum, which provides the silvery color, and A. filix-femina contributing the upright habit. Silver color is most intense in the spring, fronds mature to a gray-green later in season. Athyrium 'Ghost' tolerates slightly dryer soil than some Athyrium, but it should not be allowed to dry out completely; organic, moisture retentive soil is preferred. Deer resistant.

$18.95, 3 for $53.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Semi-double flowers emerge snow-white and take on a light pink glow to brighten the early spring garden. Winter foliage is very dark with red and purple highlights. Blooms rise above compact foliage mounds just 10" tall. Bergenia have semi-evergreen, leathery, glossy foliage that is the perfect backdrop for the abundance of flowers. Plant Bergenia DragonflyTM 'Angel Kiss' in mass, in containers, or along the front of a border. Deer resistant.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Double to semi-double shell pink flowers with a bright pink inner ring of petals. Blooms in early spring. Striking dark plum purple winter leaves. Flowers rise above compact foliage mounds just 10" tall. Bergenia have semi-evergreen, leathery, glossy foliage that is the perfect backdrop for the abundance of flowers. Plant Bergenia 'Sakura' in mass, in containers, or along the front of a border.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Cute as a button with deep pink flowers on short stems above shiny green leaves. Large blooms on petite plants provide a very showy display in early spring. Very floriferous, a one year old clump of Bergenia 'Flirt' had over thirty flower spikes. Winter foliage is clean, shiny, and almost black. Deer resistant. Grow Bergenia 'Flirt' in containers, front of border, or in mixed beds.
Impressive size! Large, heavily silvered, green veined leaves grow up to 6-1/2" long by 5-1/2" wide. Vigorous grower. Makes a dramatic statement in the landscape, or use as a bold specimen in a container. Sky blue, Forget-Me-Not-type blooms in spring. Deer resistant. Prefers average to slightly moist, well-drained soil. Use Brunnera 'Alexander's Great' for a bold accent in a shady bed or large container.
Silver markings with green veins form a wide border on deep green, heart-shaped leaves. A light dusting of silver completes the foliage. Sprays of baby blue forget-me-not-like flowers float above the handsome foliage in early spring. Mounding habit. Deer resistant. Grow Brunnera 'Emerald Mist' at the front of a shady border, mixed with other shade-lovers as a groundcover, or as part of a container planting.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Frosty silver, heart shaped leaves traced with dramatic green veining highlight this distinctive American introduction. In early spring, vivid blue, forget-me-not-like flowers bloom with Magnolia and daffodil. Excellent heat tolerance. Thrives in evenly moist, rich soil. Use Brunnera 'Jack Frost' in the shady border or add to a container.
This silvery mound of heart-shaped leaves will be the highlight of a shady setting. Leaves emerge lightly silvered with some green veining then mature to a striking solid silver. Tiny blue flowers on slender 18-22" stems hover above the foliage in early to mid spring. Brunnera 'Looking Glass' is a selection from the outstanding B.'Jack Frost'. Grow in a shady border or container; use as a specimen or in groups as a ground cover.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE NEW
Variegated leaves on a nicely compact grass-like plant. Dark green foliage edged with bright white makes this Sedge a striking addition to the shade garden. Small, cream, bottlebrush-like flowers are produced in mid-spring but are insignificant compared to the handsome foliage. Deer resistant. Evergreen in its southern range. Grow in average to moist soil. This is one of those plants we like not only for its looks, but also for its "useability". A compact, but not too small size, lets Carex 'Ice Dance' work wonderfully in containers, rain gardens, woodland areas, and borders. A slow to moderate spreader, it can also be used as a ground cover.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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PARTIAL SHADE
Narrow, arching creamy-yellow leaves with dark green margins. This Variegated Japanese Sedge prefers rich, moist soils, but will also grow well in average soil. Has a better tolerance for occasional dry spells than most Sedges. Clump forming. Grow Carex 'Evergold' along walkways, in rain gardens, containers, and at the edge of woodland gardens.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Bright banana yellow leaves with narrow green margins and stripes. Slowly creeps by rhizomes to form a dense mass of bold-textured, 1" wide foliage. Long-lived and durable Sedge. Deer resistant. Easy to grow in medium to wet soils. Enjoy Carex 'Banana Boat' afloat in a sea of blue Hosta. Outstanding accent plant for brightening up shady containers, rain gardens, and pathways.

$18.95, 3 for $53.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
A European Lily of the Valley noted for its larger fragrant flowers, which are followed by orange berries. Prolific bloomer when compared to species. Taller flower stems rise well above the foliage in early spring making it an ideal selection for cutting and using in arrangements. Excellent shade groundcover. Deer resistant.

 
 

 
 

 
 

$16.95, 3 for $48.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
A noteworthy creamy gold edge on each blue-green leaf provides unique, season spanning interest. Classic fragrant white blooms that make Lily of the Valley so beloved. Deer resistant.
Bright gold spring color changes to chartreuse later in the season. This vigorous tetraploid is a sport of C. 'Cream da Mint', featuring larger flowers in May and berries in late summer. Deer resistant. Discovered by Rick Sawyer and named for the nursery where it was selected, and with memories of his friend Mildred Seaver's choice of footwear.
Exceptionally fragrant spring flowers that are twice the size of a typical Lily of the Valley. Foliage is broader, larger, and dark green. An excellent groundcover. The photo shows 'Fortin's Giant' on the right and 'Rosea' on the left. Deer resistant.
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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Large, cherry pink, heart-shaped pendulous flowers in late spring to early summer. Deadhead to encourage rebloom later in the season. Dicentra 'King Of Hearts' is a compact grower with lacy blue-gray foliage. Thrives in full to partial shade and an organic, well drained, moisture retentive soil. Grow at the front of shady borders, in containers, and mingled with other shade lovers in woodsy settings. (Dicentra are also known as Lamprocapnos.)

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
The golden foliage on this Bleeding Heart glows in the shady garden. Rows of soft pink, heart-shaped flowers dangle along graceful stems in mid to late spring. Foliage retains its color into summer. Prefers moisture retentive, organic soil, but is easily grown in average, well-drained soil. (Dicentra are also known as Lamprocapnos.)
Cherry red heart-shaped flowers dangle from arching, dark red stems in late spring. Dicentra Valentine® offers a different color than the typical pink form, but keeps the same tall, graceful, arching habit of the old fashioned Bleeding Heart. Grey-green lobed foliage. Bleeding Heart are long lasting as a cut flower; we love to tuck a few stems into Peony bouquets. (Dicentra are also known as Lamprocapnos.)

 
 

 
 

 
 

$22.95, 3 for $63.00
SHADEPARTIAL SHADE NEW
Abundant blooms have white spurs and rose pink centers; they are held above the foliage. This is a vigorous hybrid Epimedium that flowers heavily and forms impressive clumps. Evergreen leaves are green dappled with burgundy. Can rebloom when happy with their site. From Epimedium guru Darrell Probst.
Large violet flowers hover over young spring leaflets that have a rosy tint. Very floriferous. Grows to 9" tall with no second growth flush. A shorter Epimedium that forms a clump quickly. Originated in Dr. Herb Benedict’s garden in Michigan. Beautiful color.
Lavender clusters of large-spurred flowers float above mahogany-red foliage in spring which in time turns reddish-bronze-green. Deciduous. Epimedium 'Bronze Maiden' is another fine choice from the Epimedium master, Darrell Probst.

 
 

 
 

 
 
In spring, sprays of large cherry-rose flowers with prominent white spurs rise above the clumps of small deciduous leaves. Epimedium 'Princess Susan' originated in the New York garden of the late Harold Epstein, one of North America's most revered plantsman and named in honor of his daughter.
Larger flowers have near white spurs backed by rich, deep lavender pink inner sepals, a striking deviation from the typical paler blooms of the species. Although its evergreen leaves of dark green are larger than the species, It is one of the lowest growing of groundcover epimedium. Collected by Darrell Probst in 2000 in the Sichuan/Hubei Province border.
Amber-orange spurred flowers that are held above two distinct layers of foliage. Graceful, tall wiry stems. Spiny holly-like leaflets that are green with strong russet mottling when juvenile and all green when mature. Semi-evergreen with a clumping habit. Beautiful warm color for the spring garden.

 
 

 
 
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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Abundant pink and raspberry flowers on upright panicles float well above the handsome foliage. Long spurs and bright yellow anthers add to the appeal. Elongated, medium-sized arrow-shaped leaflets have a purple mottling against a green background. Evergreen. Epimedium 'Pink Champagne' is a vigorous grower; it is even known to rebloom when conditions are to its liking.

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PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN NEW
Graceful clusters of intricate flowers with coppery orange-red inner sepals and spurred yellow petals are held on wiry stems. Light green, heart-shaped foliage usually appears after flowering in northern zones, it is evergreen in warmer areas. Emergent foliage is often tinged with purple.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Explodes with sprays of small, silvery pink flowers held well above the foliage. The leaves fan outward only 3" tall in bloom, with flower stems to 7". A second flush of leaves reaches 10". A little direct sun encourages blooms. Epimedium 'Pink Star' is fast growing with an evergreen nature.

 
 

 
 

 
 
New leaflets emerge a rich chestnut, changing to green flushed with burgundy, with the deepest burgundy at the leaf edges. First flush of beautiful, thick foliage rises to 9” and holds its brilliant spring colors longer than most. Light lavender flowers with white spur tips. Second flush of colorful foliage to 14”. Dense, semi-evergreen foliage.
Meaning 'Snowstorm' in Japanese, this white and green striped grass is a unique and elegant choice for shade. When autumn arrives the leaves are striped pink. More compact than most Hakonechloa.

Grow Hakonechloa FubukiTM at the front of the garden or in containers. Hakonechloa are deer resistant.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Handsome, lime-green cascading leaves turn a pinkish-red in fall and bronze in winter. Japanese Forest Grass is one of the few grasses to tolerate shade; it is an ideal companion for Hosta, ferns and other woodlanders. Hakonechloa macra is an ideal choice for growing on slopes and in containers. Deer resistant.

 
 

 
 
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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Hakonechloa 'Albo-Striata' is a graceful, cascading grass with ivory white stripes running along its narrow green leaves. Hakonechloa, also known as Japanese Forest Grass, is a grass that prefers a shady site. Wonderful to contrast with the wide leaves of many Hosta varieties.

Superb for cascading over rocks, in borders or containers. Hakonechloa are deer resistant.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
All gold foliage makes this selection of Japanese Forest Grass a striking choice for garden plantings and containers. This highly valued grass for shade provides superb contrast with blue toned Hosta. Tolerant of morning sun. Grow Hakonechloa 'All Gold' where it can cascade down slopes or over the edges of walls, at the front of the garden, or in containers. Hakonechloa are deer resistant.
Rare and choice selection of the Japanese Forest Grass whose flowing mound of soft green foliage assumes striking red tones in fall, perfectly reflecting its cultivar name. Stunning selection. Grow Hakonechloa 'Beni-Kaze' where it can cascade down slopes or over the edges of walls, at the front of the garden, or in containers. Hakonechloa are deer resistant.
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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Outstanding fall color distinguishes this selection of the Japanese Hakone Grass. Creamy-yellow and green variegated leaves turn red-purple tones in fall. Tiny reddish-brown flower spikes in airy clusters add beauty during late summer and fall. Hakonechloa 'Naomi' is superb for cascading over rocks, in borders or containers. Hakonechloa are deer resistant.
Narrow, solid green cascading leaves develop burgundy markings in the summer and then become flushed with rich orange-red tones during fall. Use this more compact growing Japanese Forest Grass to cascade over rocks, in borders, containers, or foundation plantings. Hakonechloa 'Nicolas' will develop more intense color in colder climates. Hakonechloa are deer resistant.
Amazing color throughout the season! Vibrant chartreuse to golden-yellow foliage with deep crimson tips. In fall, the colors turn to chartreuse and gold with tones of burnt orange and burgundy-red. Hakonechloa SunFlareTM has a bushy, compact habit.

Hakonechloa, also known as Japanese Forest Grass, is a grass that prefers a shady site. Wonderful to contrast with the wide leaves of Hosta. Superb for cascading over rocks, at the front edge of a border, or spilling out from containers. Hakonechloa are deer resistant.

 
 
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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Green blades with yellow streaks. This wonderful Japanese Forest Grass has the reverse variegation of 'Aureola'. Grows a little taller than other Hakonechloa with a slightly more upright bearing; the foliage fans out from the center then gracefully cascades. Use Hakonechloa 'Sunny Delight' in the shady border or container garden.
Helleborus 'First Dance' bears 2 to 2-1/2" double flowers that range from bright yellow to a softer yellow with a maroon picotee edge and veining. From Hans Hansen; he selects for plants with notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant, and rich flower colors. Hardy to zone 4b (the southern half of zone 4).
Large, double, frilly flowers of plum purple edged with with lighter pink. Fancy, showy blooms for early spring. Hardy to zone 4b (the southern half of zone 4).

 
 
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Stunning flowers plus fantastic foliage. Dark purple buds on red stems open to single, rounded, saturated purple-red flowers with bright chartreuse nectaries. They appear for months from late winter into mid-spring. The leaves emerge in spring a bronzy green with electric pink veining. As the foliage matures, the marbling turns cream and remains attractive all year long. Helleborus 'Anna's Red' is a superb introduction that was 12 years in the making.
Double blooms in scrumptious berry shades! Helleborus 'Berry Swirl' has some flowers in a deep rose-red, others are blended with cream for shades of deep to light orchid pink to create a pleasing mix for the spring garden.
Rich mauve purple, 2-3", double flowers in early spring. Helleborus 'Best Man' is a vigorous grower with abundant blooms. From Hans Hanson's Wedding PartyTM series of Hellebore with double flowers on plants selected for notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant, and rich flower colors. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

 
 

 
 

 
 
Double white flowers with deep raspberry pink veining and picotee edges in early spring. Helleborus 'Blushing Bridesmaid' is a vigorous grower with abundant blooms. From Hans Hanson, selected for double flowers on plants with notable vigor and showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant, and rich flower colors. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).
Helleborus 'Confetti Cake' has 2-1/2 to 3" double white flowers with burgundy speckling concentrated toward the center of the petals. A vigorous grower with abundant, early spring blooms. From Hans Hanson, selected for double flowers on plants with notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant, and rich flower colors. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).
Double, fluffy, light pink flowers are the perfect addition to the early spring garden. After the subdued hues of winter, the clear pink blooms of Helleborus 'Cotton Candy' will bring a bright, fresh touch to the garden. A sweet Hellebore!

 
 

 
 

 
 
Helleborus 'Dark and Handsome' bears double, 2-1/2 to 3", near black to black-purple flowers. From Hans Hanson, selected for notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant, and rich flower colors. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).
Helleborus 'Flower Girl' has 2-1/2 to 3" double blooms in shades of light pink. Full and ruffly, with fresh green centers. Lovely pastel color for early spring color from this Hellebore from Hans Hanson; he selects for plants with notable vigor and showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).
Helleborus 'French Kiss' has large, 3 to 3-1/2", single blooms of white with raspberry pink striations. Raspberry flares and ivory anthers accent the center. From Hans Hanson; these plants have notable vigor and showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

 
 

 
 

 
 
A color medley for the garden! Lovely single-flowered selections of the HoneymoonTM Series from hybridizer Hans Hansen. In his breeding work, he selects for plants with notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant, and rich flower colors. Colors in the mix include apricot, black, mauve purple, white, yellow, wine red, and pink. Hardy to zone 4b (the southern half of zone 4).
Large, 3", cream to light yellow flowers heavily splashed with strawberry to burgundy red flecks on each petal. Extraordinarily heavy flowering, Helleborus 'Ice Follies' is the most floriferous and robust member of the great Winter ThrillersTM series! Hardy to Zone 4b (the warmer half of zone 4).
Double, 2-3", flowers in shades of light to dark pink accented with ivory anthers. Helleborus 'Maid of Honor' is from the work of Hans Hanson; these plants have notable vigor and showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant. Hardy to the warmer half of zone 4 (Zone 4b).

 
 

 
 

 
 
Velvety plum-black, double blooms with contrasting light yellow stamens in early spring. Vigorous strain will add dramatic flair to your garden. Large 3" flowers will have three times the number of petals as a single hellebore. Like the other double flowers in the Winter ThrillersTM series, they retain their color for up to 12 weeks. Leathery green foliage, deer resistant. Hellebores are wonderful in shady mixed beds and cottage gardens, or along the sunny edge of an understory planting. Hardy to zone 4b (the southern half of zone 4).
Dark, dramatic color that includes deep grey-purple, jet black, and black-purple. Abundant 2-1/2" to 3” single flowers. Helleborus 'New York Night' is a lovely selection chosen for vigor, large numbers of blossoms per plant, and rich flower colors.
Helleborus 'Paris in Pink' has extra large, 3-1/2 to 4", single blooms flushed with rosy plum; a hint of lime green acccents the centers. From Hans Hanson; these plants have notable vigor and showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant. Hardy to zone 4b (the southern half of zone 4).

 
 

 
 

 
 

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
White flowers tinted with green are highlighted by striking pink to red veining and dark rose-red edges. Plant Helleborus Picotee Lady Strain where the interesting markings can be appreciated at close range.
Glowing, rich rose red blooms on this excellent large flowered double strain of Hellebore. Very well branched and free blooming. Flowers in early spring. Helleborus 'Red Sapphire' is perfect in mixed beds, cottage gardens, or as an understory planting at the sunny edge of a woodsy area.
Helleborus 'Rio Carnival' bears dramatic light yellow flowers with heavy burgundy red speckling. Single blooms are 2-1/2" to 3” in diameter. From Hans Hanson; these plants have notable vigor and showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant. Hardy to zone 4b (the southern half of zone 4).

 
 

 
 

 
 

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Helleborus 'Rome in Red' has 3-4", single, rich maroon to wine red flowers. Ivory anthers highlight the center of the blooms. From Hans Hanson's HoneymoonTM series. He selects for plants with notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant. Hardy to zone 4b (the southern half of zone 4).
Light apricot flowers with a lovely rosy pink color on the backs. The single, 2-1/2 to 3" blooms emerge in early spring. Helleborus 'Sandy Shores' is from Hans Hanson; he selects plants for notable vigor and showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant. Hardy to zone 4b (the southern half of zone 4).
Light yellow flowers with vibrant maroon red flares at the center. This novel color pattern creates a beautiful contrast. Abundant 3" single blooms on this exciting Hellebore from Hans Hanson. He selects for plants with notable vigor and showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant. Hardy to zone 4b (the southern half of zone 4).

 
 

 
 

 
 
Helleborus 'True Love' bears rich maroon red, 3 to 3-1/2" double flowers. From Hans Hanson; these plants have notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant, and rich flower colors. Hardy to zone 4b (the southern half of zone 4).
Clear white, 2" to 2-1/2", double flowers with a touch of fresh green at the center, blooms in early spring. Helleborus 'Wedding Bells' is a vigorous grower with abundant blooms from Hans Hanson. Hardy to zone 4b (the southern half of zone 4).
A full, ruffled skirt of pristine white petals surrounds the sunny yellow stamens in the center of each flower. Once they are spent, the clear white flowers eventually turn solid green. Helleborus 'Wedding Ruffles' is one of the most vigorous of all the double Winter ThrillersTM Hellebores, bearing dozens of large 3" double flowers in early spring. Hardy to zone 4b (the southern half of zone 4).

 
 

 
 

 
 
Ivory flowers flushed rosy-pink and streaked with green and rose provide superb, subtle color. Outward facing clusters of numerous long-lasting blooms in early spring. The flower color intensifies with time. Bold, leathery, blue-green divided evergreen leaves with year round appeal. English Hellebore introduction of outstanding merit. Use Helleborus 'Ivory Prince' at the woodland edge, along a path, or in a cottage garden.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Large 3" cup-shaped outward facing late winter to early spring flowers open in shades of pink and rose. Leathery, dark green foliage. No two plants are identical in color. A German seed strain whose parentage includes the finest Hellebore varieties.
Bold, outward facing, large, 3" rounded flowers in shades of burgundy-red from late winter into spring. Handsome dark green foliage. Helleborus Red Lady Strain is a seed raised German strain with cup-shaped single blooms and a bushy, clump-forming habit.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Soft yellow blossoms in early spring. Some flowers in this strain will be accented with maroon spotting. Cup-shaped flowers are to 2-3" diameter. One of the Lady Series of Hellebore developed by Gisela Schmiemann of Germany. Leathery green foliage. Beautiful with green and ivory variegated Hosta and the dark tones of Actaea foliage.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Clumps of silvery foliage are veined in deep burgundy and edged in dark green. White to pink flowers bloom on slender, 24" stems in early summer. Vigorous grower. The foliage of this Heuchera has a warm orange hue in autumn that can persist into spring. A staff favorite; we like to tuck the foliage into small bouquets during summer. Plant Heuchera 'Green Spice' in beds, borders, and containers. A Proven Winners® selection.

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Shiny, jet black leaves with scalloped, ruffled edges. Each large, 4 to 4-1/2" leaf has rosy purple undersides, revealed along the intensely ruffled edges of the leaves. Oldest leaves have a slight silver overlay. In cooler areas it holds its rich color even in full sun, some shade is preferred in warmer zones. The new standard in black Heuchera. Forms an incredibly dense 8-10" tall clump. White flowers with pink calyxes appear on 18-20" scapes in midsummer. In the New PrimoTM Collection of Heuchera of bigger, better landscape plants. A Heuchera villosa hybrid with increased tolerance of high heat and humidity. A Proven Winners® selection.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Silky, near black foliage is sylishly ruffled and accented by purple undersides. Heuchera 'Black Taffeta' has large, glossy leaves in perfect proportion to the plant. Vigorous and reliable. Fast growth rate, forms a 12" tall mound. Light pink flowers in spring on nicely proportioned, 21" flower stalks. A Heuchera villosa hybrid with increased tolerance of high heat and humidity.
Dramatic, dark purple-black foliage. Medium to large, flat, leaves with wine red undersides form a dense mound. In midsummer, a showy cloud of light pink blooms hover above the dark foliage on 18-24" scapes. Versatile in the garden or containers, Heuchera Brazen RaisinTM grows in full sun, part shade, or full shade. Heuchera Dolce® series. A Proven Winners® selection.

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A stunning plant with mid sized leaves that change from peach to gold to champagne-gold with a strong white veil overall. Heuchera 'Champagne' is free-flowering with 14" tall maroon stems that have light peach flowers most of the season. Heat and humidity tolerant. Mound habit. Use as an accent, border, or in a mixed container.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Red blooms above silver and green leaves. The best of both worlds: exceptional flowers and color-fast foliage on the same plant. Heuchera 'Cinnabar Silver' combines a profusion of brick red flowers atop compact, 9" tall mounds of showy metallic silver foliage with green veining. Plants are more compact, with more vivid color, in full sun.
Unique blend of coppery orange, red, and purple tones on the top and brilliant magenta red on the undersides of the leaves. Distinctly different! Tidy, compact, rounded mound of glossy, leathery, dissected leaves with ruffled edges. Small white flowers on 18" scapes. Versatile in the garden or containers, Heuchera Cinnamon CurlsTM grows in full sun, part shade, or full shade. Heuchera Dolce® series. A Proven Winners® selection.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
All fired up! This super vigorous grower with thick, leathery, glossy, deep red to bright brick red leaves enlivens any garden or container. White flowers from early to late summer. Very versatile, Heuchera 'Fire Alarm' can grow in full sun to full shade in northern areas, but does appreciate protection from hot afternoon sun in southern areas.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Glowing wine red leaves make a gorgeous compact mound. Free-flowering with pink and white flowers on dark red stems. Blooms continuously spring, summer, and fall. Foliage turns a little browner in the winter, but otherwise holds its wine red color. Excellent in the mixed border or containers. Heat and humidity tolerant. Versatile grower performs well in sun to shade (tolerating full sun in the North, but preferring some shade in the South, especially in the the afternoon). Attracts hummingbirds.

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Ultra-purple glossy leaves with fluted edges. Season long, stand-out purple color. Forms 12" mounded plants with 15" spikes of purple-pink flowers in summer. Sets a new standard for purple foliage perennials. Heuchera 'Forever Purple' is a vigorous grower and is drought, heat, and humidity tolerant.

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A bright combination of chartreuse and pink. Starting in spring, large, 4-1/2" wide leaves are chartreuse; they mellow to lime green in summer. Forms an 8-10" tall clump topped with wide clusters of pink flowers on 20-24" stems that are produced continuously from midsummer until early fall. Flowers dry on the stems to a lovely raspberry color for extended interest. This plant performs best in filtered sun, as too much sun will bleach the brightly colored leaves. In the PrimoTM collection of Heuchera, selection of larger plants well suited for landscape use. A Proven Winners® selection.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN NEW
A must have combination of abundant blooms and excellent foliage. One of the heaviest bloomers with an incredible amount of pink flowers held above 8" tall mounds of striking silver leaves accented with deep green veining. Very long bloom period extends from late spring to midsummer, for about two months.

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Electrifying dark red veins spark over huge chartreuse to gold leaves. Color holds well throughout the season. Heuchera 'Red Lightning' is a heat and humidity tolerant choice that is "villosa–strong" with vivid color that draws your attention from across the garden. White blooms on 18" tall stems in summer. Works well in borders and mixed containers.
A dark jewel for the garden. Deep mahogany brown leaves look near-black from afar. Large 4" leaves have rich raspberry undersides. New leaves are extremely curly and ruffled, they smooth out a bit as the leaves expand. Heuchera 'Ruffles 'n Truffles' is a robust grower that has thickly packed leaves to create a dense, compact mound 10-12" tall. Medium pink flowers on 18-20" stems complement the foliage.
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SHADEPARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN NEW
Luminous silver plus bright pink! Unlike other silver Heucheras, 'Silver Gumdrop' has vibrant pink flowers instead of the typical white or cream. Silvery, iridescent leaves with a semi-glossy finish shine in the shady garden. Forms 5-6" tall foliage mounds. Leaves take on a rosy blush later in the season for additional interest. A Heuchera villosa hybrid for increased tolerance of high heat and humidity. Vigorous grower. Heuchera Dolce® series. A Proven Winners® selection.

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PARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Outstanding vigor combined with gold and red spring colors on maple-shaped leaves. Use this large, evergreen perennial in mixed beds or in a sizable container. Spikes of white flowers on 28" tall dark stems in spring to early summer, with sporadic rebloom. Summer and winter color is olive green and bronze. Best color contrast develops when given some shade. Use x Heucherella 'Brass Lantern' with dark bronze plants to create handsome and subtle color harmonies.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE NEW
Vibrant leaf markings. Glowing lime green leaves are rounded and in the centers of the leaves are very defined flame-shaped markings that flare from the center like cherry red fire. In summer, these markings will deepen to mahogany. Cream flowers appear in early summer. This is a very polished, vigorous plant. Forms a mound 8-10" tallFor best foliage color and performance, plant in an area with filtered sun or afternoon shade. A Heuchera villosa hybrid for good heat and humidity tolerance. Grow along a path, in a woodland garden, or a container.
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Beautiful foliage and flowers, too! In spring, large, dissected leaves emerge amber yellow with deep rose centers; as temperatures increase, the leaves mellow to bright chartreuse green with a silver overlay; forms a low mound of foliage. Although Heucherella are generally grown for their lovely foliage, Heucherella 'Eye Spy' also has a colorful display of rosy pink flowers on 16" tall scapes in late spring to early summer. The Heuchera villosa in its parentage gives it tolerance to heat and humidity. Evergreen in areas with mild winters. A Proven Winners® selection.

Also known as Foamy Bells, Heucherella is a hybrid genus produced from a cross between Heuchera and Tiarella. Prefers moisture retentive, well-drained soil. Grow at the front of borders, in containers, and in wooded areas.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE NEW
With silvery, purple veined leaves, this handsome Heucherella is a perfect complement for purple toned foliage plants. Large, 5" dissected silvery green leaves form a very full, rounded 8-10" tall clump. Newest leaves are olive green with a purple cast. Cream flowers appear in early summer. Heucherella is a hybrid genus produced from a cross between Heuchera and Tiarella. It is a Heuchera villosa hybrid for more heat and humidity tolerance. Grow Heucherella 'Galactica' along a path, in a woodland garden, or a container.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Striking bright yellow leaves are boldly marked with dark red and are deeply incised. Slender 10" wands of white flowers in late spring to early summer. Lush foliage and a small, dense mounding habit make Heucherella 'Golden Zebra' a standout in containers or front of the border. x Heucherella, also known as Foamy Bells, is a hybrid from a cross between Heuchera and Tiarella.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Pure and simple color! Clean, clear lime green foliage with no marbling. This great mixer has a wonderful vigor and forms a dense, 10" tall clump quickly. Spring bloom with short stems of white flowers. Heucherella is a hybrid genus produced from a cross between Heuchera and Tiarella. Grow along a path, in a woodland garden, or a container.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE NEW
Color and performance. Leaves emerge red with dark red centers early in spring, then will lighten to bronze-red. Each leaf is lobed, giving it a unique lacy texture in the garden. In the heat of summer, the leaves mellow to deep green. In late spring, cream, bottlebrush shaped flowers appear above the 10-12" tall clump of foliage. Heucherella'Hopscotch' is a H. villosa hybrid which means that it is naturally more heat and humidity tolerant. Heucherella is a hybrid genus produced from a cross between Heuchera and Tiarella. Grow along a path, in a woodland garden, or a container. A Proven Winners® selection.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADEFULL SUN
Bright chartreuse yellow in spring with a prominent pattern of burgundy on each leaf. In late spring, pure ivory, bottlebrush shaped flowers on 24" scapes. As the leaves mature, they grow larger and mellow to green with dark purple centers. Heucherella 'Leapfrog' is a Heuchera villosa hybrid with more heat and humidity tolerance and greater vigor. Forms a very dense mound of semi-evergreen foliage. Fun and GamesTM series. A Proven Winners® selection. Versatile to use in the garden since it grows in full shade, part shade, and full sun, although in the hotter areas of its range some shade is advised.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE NEW
Get a sweet taste of fall in spring with Heucherella 'Pumpkin Spice'. Bronze red leaves emerge in late spring and hold their color well into early summer. Each 4" lobed leaf has deep mahogany centers that follow the veins of the leaf. Dark red stems hold cream flowers that appear in early summer. For best foliage color and performance, plant in an area with filtered sun or afternoon shade. This is is a H. villosa hybrid which means that it is naturally more heat and humidity tolerant. Heucherella is a hybrid genus produced from a cross between Heuchera and Tiarella. Grow along a path, in a woodland garden, or a container.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE NEW
Unique Heucherella with intense red leaves and incredibly lobed foliage. Newest leaves in spring are bright coppery red. Each large, 5", deeply lobed leaf has burgundy red centers. The uniquely lobed leaves make it a great addition to both containers and the landscape. When temperatures increase, 'Red Rover' will mellow to an olive green. Burgundy rose stems hold creamy white flowers well above the foliage on tall scapes. This is is a H. villosa hybrid which means that it is naturally more heat and humidity tolerant. Heucherella is a hybrid genus produced from a cross between Heuchera and Tiarella. Grow along a path, in a woodland garden, or a container. A Proven Winners® selection.

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Spectacular bold foliage. Deep red markings on large, brilliant yellow leaves. The yellow matures to a softer yellow to yellow-green in summer. White flowers on 16" tall stems in late spring. Exceptional vigor. The eye-catching foliage of Heucherella 'Stoplight' is magnificent for accents or contrast in containers or borders.
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Dark plum-red centers throughout the year on leaves with wide green margins that have a blue tint in spring and summer, then change to a brighter green in fall and winter. Above this multicolored and veiled foliage are free flowering stems of warm pink flowers. Reblooms. Heucherella 'Tapestry' is hardy to zone 4, but is also one of the best for the South.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Bright orange blooms on dark stems. Abundant outward facing unspotted, bright orange flowers that contain no pollen. Flower stems are nearly black, contrasting in spectacular fashion with the flowers. Lilium 'Orange Marmalade' is a stunning addition to a shady garden, adding a bright accent to ferns and other greenery and excellent contrast to blue leaved Hosta. Sent bare root in the spring.

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SHADEPARTIAL SHADE
Cream-yellow to white flecks and striations over a green leaf merge into solid cream borders as the plant matures. This vigorous Japanese selection of Solomon's Seal has reddish stems and small white bells in late spring. Polygonatum 'Fireworks' grows well in the shade, but some sun will bring stronger growth.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Profuse creamy-white flowers dangle from short arching stems in spring; they are followed by green berries that turn purple in autumn. The season ends with the foliage turning an attractive golden yellow in fall. This vigorous spreader can form a dense colony in a few years. Its leathery foliage allows it to adapt to shade to full sun, and medium moisture to dry soils. Use in the perennial border or woodland garden.
A wow plant! An amazing number of large, deep shrimp pink flowers in spring. Foliage is green with prominent white spots. Large, spreading habit; foliage clumps reach 8-10" tall and 24" wide. Deer and mildew resistant. Attracts hummingbirds. Grow Pulmonaria 'Shrimps on the Barbie' along paths, in borders, and in a woodland area.
A magnificent architectural plant displaying bold palm-like compound leaves. Emerging rich chocolate-brown spring foliage subtly changes from green, bronze and red before returning to chocolate in fall. Tall, branched flower stems bearing numerous small rosy-pink flowers in early summer. Grow Rodgersia 'Chocolate Wings' in rich, moisture retentive soil and partial shade. Superb for naturalizing along streams, as a speciman plant, or toward the back of a perennial border.

 
 
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Silvery stars on deep-toned leaves in shades of olive green and bronze to copper-red that are held on wiry stems. Fluffy lavender flowers float over the foliage in late spring to early summer. Cut back after flowering to promote rebloom. Grow this petite Chinese Meadow Rue in containers or at the front edge of a shady border.

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Lush green leaves sport a dark stippled burgundy stripe down each leaf lobe. Its mounding habit, huge leaf size, pink flower buds, and white, foamy flowers are tantalizing. One of the largest Foamflowers. Light sweet scent. Blooms in mid to late spring on 14" tall stems above the 10" tall mounds of foliage. Grow Tiarella 'Candy Striper' in an organic soil on the shady edge of a perennial border or woodland planting.

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The perfect plant for spring interest in your shade garden! This woodland perennial has finely dissected green leaves with a dramatic dark burgundy center. Forms a nicely rounded, 8-10" tall mound. In early spring, creamy bottlebrush-like flowers cover the entire plant. It has a well-behaved clumping habit. Tiarellas can be grown in containers and in the landscape anywhere that dappled to full shade can be provided. They pair beautifully with hostas and ferns. A Proven Winners® selection.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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Bright green, deeply lobed leaves have bold, dark burgundy markings. Ivory flowers appear just above the foliage on 13" scapes from early to late spring. This Foamflower is a semi-running type, forming a compact, dense, rounded mound that will have restrained spreading. Grow Tiarella 'Fingerpaint' at the front of a shady border, in a container where it can overflow and soften the edges, and in a woodland setting.

Tiarellas, also known as Foamflowers, can be grown in containers and in the landscape. Prefers dappled to full shade and organically rich soil. They pair beautifully with Hostas and ferns. Tiarellas are native to North America.

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Bright chartreuse spring foliage has prominent, deep red centers, then matures to jade green with a deep purple center. In late spring, spikes of light pink buds appear above the foliage, opening into creamy white, lightly fragrant, star-like blossoms that fill the 12-14" scapes. Tiarella 'Jade Peacock' forms a very densely compact clump that stays put in the garden. Provides wonderful interest to a container.

Tiarellas grow best in organic, moisture retentive soil. Evergreen in milder zones, the foliage turns deep mahogany purple with a black center in winter. Tiarella 'Jade Peacock' is a Proven Winners® selection.


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Lightly fragrant spring flowers are a frosty mix of pink and white on 13" wands. Lacy green leaves are glossy with dark purple markings. Semi-evergreen, more so in warmer areas. Forms a clump, that will slowly trail outward giving it possibilities as a restrained groundcover. Prefers a organic soil. Tiarella 'Sugar and Spice' is a very decorative choice for a shady border or in containers.

 
 

 
 

 
 
Colorfully marked foliage and charming flowers. This new Tiarella has a vigorous compact habit with beautifully patterned leaves that are deeply lobed. The foliage is fresh and clean looking. The flowers bloom in spring with lovely white spikes. Forms a 9" tall mound. Grow along a path, in a woodland garden, or a container. In the American TrailTM series of Tiarella. Works amazingly well as a groundcover or in a hanging basket.

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Dense graceful foliage creates a ferny effect. Pale pink flower spikes bloom above deeply dissected fresh bright green leaves with purple-brown veining. A clumping-style Tiarella. Mounded clumps 10-12" tall. Grow Tiarella 'Timbuktu' along a path, in a woodland garden, or a container. A Proven Winners® selection.

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Large, creamy white blossoms have upper petals which are infused with lavender-purple and deeper purple markings in the center. It blooms the heaviest from late spring to midsummer and often reblooms again in fall.

Violas grow best in cool, moist, shady settings. In the north, plants can tolerate full sun but prefer partial to full shade. Shade from decidous trees is ideal because the plants growing below receive full sun in the spring, followed by protection from the harsh summer sun once the trees get their leaves. In the south, Violas should be grown in partial to full shade and mulched to help the soil stay cool and moist. To stimulate additional flower production, plants should be sheared back periodically when blooming begins to decline. Plants can also be sheared back in early spring to remove any winter-damaged foliage. In the Viola cornuta group, also known as Tufted Violet. Fragrant.

 
 

 
 

 
 

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We ship well-grown, established plants. Pot size is 2.06 quart/1.95 liter, unless otherwise noted.

Astilbe (False Spirea)

Astilbe bring showy plumes of flowers to the shady garden in midsummer. Fern-like foliage is attractive throughout the season. Astilbe thrive best with light shade, steady moisture, good drainage, and plentiful organic matter. Grow in shady borders or containers. Deer resistant.

>Astilbe Varieties

Athyrium (Lady fern, Fern)

Beautiful, finely textured plant for the shady garden or container. A hardy fern tolerant of heat and humidity. Thrives in organically rich, moisture retentive soils which periodically can be enhanced with a dressing of leaf mold or compost. Outstanding in a shaded border or woodland garden.

>Athyrium Varieties

Bergenia (Pig Squeak, Heart Leaf Bergenia)

Bold, semi-evergreen groundcover with thick, leathery, glossy leaves that turn shades of reddish purple in fall. Clustered, bell-shaped flowers bloom in late spring. Prefers part shade to full shade, and organic, moisture retentive soil, but is tolerant of poorer and dry soils. Deer resistant.

>Bergenia Varieties

Brunnera (Siberian Bugloss)

Brunnera is a woodlander of distinction with striking, handsome foliage. Sprays of vivid blue forget-me-not-like flowers bloom above the foliage mound in spring. When planted in mass, these superb plants create a fantastic ground cover. They prefer organic soils with steady moisture in shady areas.

>Brunnera Varieties

Convallaria (Lily of the Valley)

Exquisitely scented flowers have made Lily of the Valley a beloved garden plant for generations. Dainty wands of bell-shaped, sweetly scented flowers from mid to late spring. We offer unique choices of leaf color and pattern. Fertile, organic, moist soil is preferred, but Lily of the Valley also thrives in less than ideal conditions. Spreads by rhizomes, excellent to use as a shade loving groundcover. Enjoy as a petite cut flower in small bouquets.

>Convallaria Varieties

Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)

Dicentra is a beloved, easily grown, spring bloomer with heart-shaped pendant flowers of pink or red and fern-like foliage in soft green. In some selections, the leaves will fade away in the heat of summer as the plant goes dormant; some selections will rebloom into fall. Dicentra thrives in moist, rich soils with partial shade.

>Dicentra Varieties

Epimedium (Bishop's Hat, Fairy Wings, Barrenwort)

Graceful spring flowers on slender stems plus elegant foliage. Able to grow in dry shade once established. Slowly spreading clumps make a refined groundcover. Deer resistant. Epimediums are an exceptional choice for the garden.

>Epimedium Varieties

Hakonechloa (Hakone Grass, Japanese Forest Grass)

Hakonechloa has beautiful, flowing foliage and the ability to thrive in shady locations - rare among grasses. This grass is a slow spreading, clump-forming perennial that prefers organic, moisture retentive soil. Effective as a single specimen, planted in groups, or in containers. Stunning when used to line pathways or cascading over a retaining wall or stonework.

>Hakonechloa Varieties

Helleborus (Hellebore, Lenten Rose)

Helleborus are well loved for their long lasting early spring blooms. Their gracefully nodding or outward facing blooms come in an intriguing range of colors, from pristine white through darkest blue-plum; many have shading, picotee edges, or striking markings. They are easy to grow, long-lived, and highly deer resistant. Hellebores have handsome, deep green, leathery foliage. We offer for sale many top choices of new and distinctive Hellebore.

How to Care for Hellebores
Hellebores grow best in a well drained soil with good organic matter, adequate moisture, in part to light shade, but they will also grow and bloom in less than ideal conditions. Hellebores also tolerate heavy shade, but light to moderate shade for best flowering. Tolerant of heat and humidity, and when established, drier conditions. If the foliage becomes tattered, it can be cut back in late winter just before the new flower buds emerge.

Hellebores are wonderful growing in mixed beds and cottage gardens, or along the edge of an understory planting. When planted in groups they make a stunning groundcover. Cut a few Hellebore blooms to float in a shallow bowl to bring a welcome touch of spring indoors.

Get a head-start on Helleborus with our husky plants. We pot up our starter plants then grow them on for 2 years. We give them room for a strong root system in large, 6" wide, 6.25" deep, 2.59 quart pots.

>Helleborus Varieties

Heuchera (Coral Bells)

Heuchera prefer organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils. The are almost evergreen, retaining their foliage in the winter and sending out new leaves early in spring. Hummingbirds enjoy their flowers. Dense foliage to suppress weeds. Known for their beautiful foliage and wide range of colors, they have many roles in the garden. Use as an accent, as edging along paths, in borders, or in containers.

>Heuchera Varieties

Deer Resistant

Deer generally avoid scented, fuzzy, and tough to chew plants, but there are also many other plants that they pass by. Although deer can be unpredictable, we have compiled this list of plants that they usually ignore. For a region specific list, check with your local university extension service, they often provide information about deer resistant plants.

>Deer Resistant Varieties

New Listings-Winter

Plants recently added to our offerings. We add plants through the year, some are brand new, some are returning favorites.

>New Listing--Winter Varieties

Ferns

These tough, long lasting, easily grown plants play an essential ornamental role in shade gardens. Ferns exhibit an incredible range of spectacular foliage with both evergreen and deciduous representatives. Magnifcent in combination with Hosta, Pulmonaria, Brunnera and Heuchera. Select a shady location with a well-drained, moisture-retentive organic soil for best results.

>Fern Varieties

Grasses

Grasses are a versatile group with selections for sunny or shady areas.

Grasses for sunny spots add graceful form and texture. They range in height from tall, back of the border plants to smaller varieties for the front edge of a planting. They can add fine linear texture, dramatic height, color that changes with the seasons, or decorative seedheads that sway in the slightest breeze. Many of the varieties we offer are selections of native grasses known for their beauty, toughness, and, when established, their drought tolerance. They complement each other when planted in groups, and also are wonderful with Echinacea, Salvia, and other sun lovers.

Grasses for shady areas add a flowing, graceful touch to borders and containers. We offer choice varieties of the shade grass Hakonechloa, known as Japanese Forest Grass. Their slim, linear foliage looks great with the broad leaves of shade lovers such as Hosta and Heuchera. They add a finishing touch along the shady side of a shrub border, and look especially lovely growing near the base of Japanese Maples and Tree Peonies. They prefer a loamy, compost-enriched soil.

Leave grasses in the garden for fall and winter interest; cut back in early spring to make room for new growth.

>Grasses Varieties

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