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Best Shade Perennial
- (esp. of a problem or difficult situation) Continually occurring
- Lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring
- (of a plant) Living for several years
- lasting an indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal; "perennial happiness"
- lasting three seasons or more; "the common buttercup is a popular perennial plant"
- recurring again and again; "perennial efforts to stipulate the requirements"
- relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body; "it is much cooler in the shade"; "there's too much shadiness to take good photographs"
- shadow: cast a shadow over
- Screen from direct light
- Cover, moderate, or exclude the light of
- Darken or color (an illustration or diagram) with parallel pencil lines or a block of color
- represent the effect of shade or shadow on
best shade perennial - Taylor's 50
Taylor's 50 Best Perennials for Shade: Easy Plants for More Beautiful Gardens
Both the Taylor's Guides to individual plant groups and the Taylor's Weekend Guides on basic techniques and popular gardening styles are highly acclaimed and well established. We now enthusiastically add a quick-reference series for readers who don't have the time or the experience to do their own research. Taylor's 50 Best books highlight the most attractive foolproof plants and include detailed information that every gardener needs in order to grow them. Color photos, full-color drawings, and growing tips make each plant entry useful and complete. Six books introduce the series and cover the most popular plants for backyard gardeners: perennials for sun, perennials for shade, herbs and edible flowers, roses, shrubs, and trees.
Foxglove - Foxy Cream
These are planted in partially shady border under deciduous Crape Myrtle trees. Botanical name: Digitalis purpurea. Foxglove plants are classified as biennial: leaves form a rosette close to the ground the first year, succeeded by a spike with blooms the second, and final year. But under favorable growing conditions they often last longer, blooming another year or two beyond what their "biennial" status would warrant. In this case, they may be considered herbaceous perennials. Further complicating any positive life-cycle identification for the novice is the fact that foxglove plants often reseed themselves. Foxglove plants are best grown in zones 4-8 and will sometimes naturalize. Foxglove plants are tall, slender perennials at 2-5' in height and just 1-2' wide. Numerous tubular flowers bloom in the summer months on a spike, ranging in color from purple to white. Grow foxglove plants in partial shade in a well-drained, acidic soil, rich in humus. Established foxglove plants will tolerate dry shade. Because of their height, foxglove plants are often suitable for the back row of a perennial bed. Foxglove plants are among the flowers that attract hummingbirds. Foxglove plants are susceptible to crown rot, so provide them with adequate drainage. Powdery mildew disease and leaf spot are other problems that can plague foxglove plants; promote air circulation by giving them sufficient spacing. Caveat for Growing Foxglove Plants: Foxglove plants are among the most poisonous plants commonly grown on the landscape. Do not grow them if small children will be spending time in the yard. According to the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension, "The name foxglove is from the old English name "foxes glofa." It comes from an old myth that foxes must have used the flowers to magically sheath their paws as they stealthily made their nocturnal raids into the poultry yards of rural folk. The association is natural for the foxgloves grew on the wooded hillside slopes that foxes chose for their dens." The scientific genus name also refers to the fact that foxglove flowers are just about the right size for you to slip your fingers into them, as the Latin, digitalis literally translates, "measuring a finger's breadth." As with many poisonous plants, foxglove was traditionally used by expert herbalists for medicinal purposes. Even today, drugs made from foxglove plants are used to strengthen the heart and regulate heartbeat. (source: About.com Landscaping)
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Butteryfly Weed Species of milkweed native to eastern North America. Perennial, growing 1 -2 feet tall, with clustered orange or yellow flowers from early summer to early fall. Favors dry, sand or gravel soil, but has also been reported on stream margins. Common name comes from the butterflies that are attracted to the plant by its color and its copious production of nectar. Butterfly weed is also the larval food plant of the Queen butterfly. Cosmos Annual, supposedly deer resistant. Mexican Sunflower Warm season annual with a stout, gangly habit, growing to 5-6 ft tall and 3-4 ft wide. Likes full sun, but can tolerate filtered sun or partial shade. Needs well-drained soil. Mexican sunflower is heat and drought resistant. Will reseed. One of the best flowers you can grow for attracting butterflies.
best shade perennial
Finding an array of unique and diverse plants for shade might seem like a daunting task, with limited options available to the gardener. Shade perennial expert W. George Schmid dispels this perception in his new encyclopedia. This companionable reference provides information on more than 7000 species and cultivars in 184 genera, from Acanthus to Woodwardia — some new to horticulture, others unjustly overlooked, but all beautifully suited to the shade garden.
Schmid has behind him a half century of practical gardening experience, horticultural education, and extensive travel observing shade perennials in their native habitats; readers are therefore treated to both useful growing tips and his personal associations with the plants. The expert text is rounded out with 500 stunning color photographs, many taken by the author himself.