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Episode 75: Variegated for Shade – FineGardening

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Shade, typically talking, could be darkish, dreary and tough to backyard in. It’s onerous sufficient discovering a plant that requires not all that a lot daylight, not to mention one which has mild coloring to its foliage. However these uncommon birds are important to creating an excellent shade backyard actually nice. Crops with white, silver, and even mild inexperienced variegation brighten up the dimmest of spots and immediately get elevated to focus standing. Have you ever all the time thought your shade was missing one thing? Likelihood is, it’s some variegation and this episode has loads of choices to choose from.

Skilled testimony: Susan Calhoun, proprietor of Plantswoman Design in Bainbridge, Washington.  

 

Steve’s vegetation:

‘Frances Williams’ hosta (Hosta ‘Frances Williams’, Zones 3-9)

‘Alexander’s Nice’ brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Alexander’s Nice’, Zones 3-8)

‘Beatlemania’ sedge (Carex caryophyllea ‘Beatlemania’, Zones 5-8)

‘Byakko’ Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum odoratum ‘Byakko’, Zones 4–9)

 

Danielle’s vegetation:
‘Spot On’ lungwort (Pulmonaria ‘Spot On’, Zones 3-9)

‘Sno Cone’ lily turf (Liriope muscari ‘Sno Cone’, Zones 6-9)

‘Argentum’ leopard plant (Farfugium japonicum ‘Argentum’, Zones 7b-10)

Metallic begonia (Begonia aconitifolia, Zones 10-11)

 

Skilled’s vegetation:

Variegated brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla ‘Variegata’, Zones 3-8)

‘Aromatic Splash’ hydrangea  (Hydrangea scandens ‘Aromatic Splash’, Zones 7–10)

Golden lamium (Lamium maculatum ‘Aureum’, Zones 3-9)

‘Ice Storm’ impatiens (Impatiens omieana ‘Ice Storm’, Zones 7-9)

 

‘Frances Williams’ hosta
‘Frances Williams’ hosta
‘Alexander’s Great’ brunnera
‘Alexander’s Nice’ brunnera
‘Spot On’ lungwort
‘Spot On’ lungwort
‘Beatlemania’ sedge
‘Beatlemania’ sedge
‘Byakko’ Solomon’s seal
‘Byakko’ Solomon’s seal
Metallic begonia
Metallic begonia
‘Sno Cone’ lily turf
‘Sno Cone’ lily turf
Argentum’ leopard plant
Argentum’ leopard plant

 

Skilled’s vegetation:


Susan Calhoun

 

Skilled testimony: Susan Calhoun, proprietor of Plantswoman Design in Bainbridge, Washington.  

Susan Calhoun (credit score: Doreen Wynja)

Golden lamium
Golden lamium (credit score: Susan Calhoun)
'Ice Storm' impatiens
‘Ice Storm’ impatiens (credit score: Susan Calhoun)
'Fragrant Splash' hydrangea
‘Aromatic Splash’ hydrangea (credit score: Susan Calhoun)
Variegated brunnera
Variegated brunnera (credit score: Susan Calhoun)