Shade Flowers for Front Yard

Collection by Susan Piotrowski

Susan Piotrowski
Persian Shield- gorgeous colors in shade especially; cut leaf, put in water to get roots, and poke in ground for more plants!  One of my favorite.

Persian Shield

Strobilanthes dyerianus , better known as "Persian Shield", features iridescent, colorful leaves of purple, green and silv...

Autumn Fern, 24" x 24"  underneath Japanese Maple

Brilliance Autumn Fern

Abundantly charming and colorful in all seasons, it makes a great border plant and garden accent!

Astible arendsii 'Rheinland' -in front of windows near River Birch tree Shade -blooms late spring/early summer

Astilbe arendsii 'Rheinland'

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Polygonatum odoratum Variegatum Solomon's Seal

Polygonatum odoratum Variegatum

This lovely 2-footer blooms in May and June with small white flowers, usually in pairs, that dangle beneath the variegated leaves.

Miniature Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides 'Radicans') -Evergreen, spreading to 2'-3' -blooms in spring

Miniature Gardenia

Same great fragrance as larger gardenias, but having a dwarf, rounded form enhanced with petite white flowers and smaller leaves. Blooms spring and fall; sporatically throughout growing season. Excellent in low borders or as a groundcover. Great container plant. Evergreen. Full to partial sun. Moderate, spreading grower to 6 to 12 inches tall, 2 to 3 feet wide. Cutting grown.

Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’

Plant Profile for Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’ - Creeping Lamium Perennial

Lamium is one of the best choices for a tough yet showy perennial groundcover. This classic selection forms a spreading patch of small silver leaves with a narrow green edge. Clusters of bright-pink flowers appear in ...

(Coral Bells) There's more to Georgia than just peaches, now introducing 'Georgia Plum' Heuchera! A magnificent new variety from the same family as 'Georgia Peach'. 'Georgia Plum' has year round color including plums, pinks, and purples. Each leaf is a rosy purple color and it has a silvery veining sheen. In midsummer, pink clusters of bell shaped flowers appear. The habit of 'Georgia Plum' is a tight, compact mound that stands 7

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Hosta 'Blue Angel' - Plant Finder

Hosta 'Blue Angel' - Plant Finder

Christmas Fern - Polystichum acrostichoides, evergreen, on either side of walkway by front door

Helleborus orientalis Lenten Rose

Lenten Rose (Helleborus orientalis)-Hort Answers

Three Dogs in a Garden: 10+ Numbered and Identified Shade Planting Schemes

10+ Numbered and Identified Shade Planting Schemes

1. Hosta 'August Moon' 2. 'Hosta 'Pizzazz' 3. Hosta 'Halcon' 4. Birtchwood Parky's Gold 5. Sweet Woodruff Knowing what plants to use in your shade garden is a first step, but incorporating them into a planting scheme can be intimidating. What goes where and how should the whole thing look when you're done? To help out, I have gathered some shade planting schemes together in one post. Each example is numbered and one or two plants have been highlighted with further information. There are even…

Becky Daisies in an area that gets afternoon sun.  On the ride side of the path near the house.

Plant Data

Hosta 'Sum and Substance' 36" tall, leaves 18" x 15", chartreuse-gold leaves, pale lavender flowers


Hosta 'Sum and Substance' Very large chartreuse-gold corrugated deeply veined leaves. Pale lavender flowers in fall. It's Pollinator Friendly! Zone 3-9.