Shade Garden by the Road

Demonstration Gardens
About This Project

This is a dry shade garden with tree root competition. A large ash provides shade; a sugar maple was recently lost in fall storm. New trees have been planted to eventually provide more shade. Some of the plants that thrive in this garden include:

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’ (WITCH HAZEL)

Helleborus niger  (CHRISTMAS ROSE)

Helleborus foetidus (BEARSFOOT HELLEBORE)

Doronicum pardalianches  (LEOPARDBANE DAISY)

Lathyrus vernus  (SPRING VETCHLING)

Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’  (TURTLEHEAD)

Asarum europaeum  (EUROPEAN GINGER)

Hosta plantaginea  (FRAGRANT PLANTAIN LILY)

Hosta ‘Halcyon’  (PLANTAIN LILY)

Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’  (VARIEGATED LILYTURF)

Stephanandra incisa ‘Crispa’  (LACESHRUB)

Carex siderosticha ‘Variegata’  (SEDGE)

Cimicifuga ramosa ‘Atropurpurea’  (SNAKEROOT)

Geranium macrorrhizum (BIGROOT GERANIUM)