Gardens - Shade Gardens

Bright ideas for shade

By
Bernard S. Jackson
Photography by
J. Boutin

What you need to know and grow for shady spots in the garden

SOURCES
Listed below are the more unusual varieties. Please check local nurseries for others not mentioned.

Aconitum ‘Sparks Variety': 1, Ajuga pyramidalis ‘Metallica Crispa': 2, A. repens ‘Burgundy Glow': 3, Amsonia tabernaemontana ‘Blue Star': 4, Aruncus aethusifolius: 5, Astilboides tabularis: 6, Bergenia ‘Bressingham Ruby': 7, Bolax gummifera: 8, Brunnera macrophylla ‘Variegata': 9, Campanula ‘Birch Hybrid': 10, Cardamine trifolia: 11, Chaenomeles japonica ‘Texas Scarlet': 12, Chelone glabra: 13, Clintonia borealis: 14, Convallaria majalis ‘Dorien': 15, Cymbalaria muralis: 16, Daphne mezereum var. alba: 17, Dentaria diphylla: 18, Dicentra cucullaria: 19, Dodecatheon meadia: 20, Erythronium revolutum ‘Pagoda': 21, Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae: 22, Filipendula ulmaria ‘Variegata': 23, Geranium sanguineum ‘Lancastriense': 24, Heuchera ‘Stormy Seas': 25, Hosta ‘Golden Tiara': 26, Lamiastrum galeobdolon ‘Herman's Pride': 27, Lewisia cotyledon: 28, Linnaea borealis: 29, Lobelia siphilitica: 30, Lonicera periclymenum ‘Graham Thomas': 31, Lysimachia ciliata ‘Firecracker': 32, Mitchella repens: 33, Pachysandra terminalis ‘Silveredge': 34, Phlox divaricata: 35, P. stolonifera ‘Home Fires': 36, P. x procumbens ‘Variegata': 37, Polypodium vulgare: 38, Primula bulleyana: 39, P. chungensis: 40, P. florindae: 41, P. japonica: 42, P. x pruhoniciana: 43, Pulmonaria rubra ‘Redstart': 44, Ramonda myconi: 45, Rhododendron impeditum: 46, Saxifraga umbrosa var. primuloides: 47, S. x urbium ‘Variegata': 48, Stylophorum diphyllum: 49, Uvularia grandiflora: 50.

Canning Perennials: 1, 3, 5, 16, 26, 27, 30, 32, 35.

Chiltern Seeds:
4-6, 13, 16, 17, 20, 28, 30, 39, 40-42, 45.

Fraser's Thimble Farms: 1, 5, 14, 18, 22, 23, 28, 29, 33, 42, 47, 49, 50.

Galetta Nurseries, 3106 Galetta Sdrd., Arnprior, Ont. K7S 3G7; 613/623-6175: 3, 5, 9, 26, 27, 30, 32, 35.

Gardenimport Inc.; 24.

Heritage Perennials, 1831 Peardonville Rd., RR 1, Abbotsford, B.C. V4X 2M3; 604/855-1177, 888/BLUEPOT: 1, 3, 4, 6-10, 20, 22, 23, 26-28, 30, 32, 35, 37, 44.

Hole's Greenhouses & Gardens Ltd.: 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 20, 21, 23, 28, 29, 36, 39, 41, 43.

Hortico Inc.: 1-6, 13, 14, 19, 20, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33, 35, 38, 42, 44, 47, 49, 50.

JDS Gardens: 2, 9, 13, 15, 26, 30, 34, 35, 43.

Pacific Rim Plant Nursery: 20, 28, 29, 42, 46.

The Perennial Gardens Inc.: 1-7, 9-11, 13, 18, 22, 23, 26, 35-37, 41-44, 47, 48.

Scott's Nursery Ltd.: 31.

Sheridan Nurseries: 3, 7, 9, 12, 28, 32.

Turley's Florist
: 4, 17, 27, 34.

A close relative of Asplenium viride is Asplenium trichomanes, which can be found at Pacific Rim and Humber Nurseries. Hosta ‘Snowflake' is a progeny of Hosta sieboldii ‘Alba', which can be found at Humber Nurseries

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