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Aquilegia Columbine Double Ruffle Pink this columbine orignally came to me from my grandmother. Her family brought seed with them in the early 1900's when they moved from Iowa.
Single Dark Purple This variety was given to me by my Mother-in-law. Plants with flowers 3-4 ft tall.
Astilbes are a Must for the shade garden. Airy foliage and long blooming flower spikes come in many colors. The key to sucess with these plants is plenty of water. Can even be right in the water of a pond. Catteleya  
Fanal Red
Hennie Graafland Foliage smells very Fresh. Flowers pink
Peach Blossom  
Snow Drift White
Veronica Klose Deep pink
Unknown Variety Leaves are red (looks burgundy in photo but they are red) in the spring, turning deep green for summer and reddish in the fall. Flowers are pink.
Bletilla Striata Hardy Chinese Ground Orchid This woodland flower loves rich soil and plenty of moisture. Bloom of dainty lavender flowers lasts more than a month in mid to late Spring.
Brunnera macrophylla variegata Variegated Siberian Bugloss  
Campanula Glomerata  
primulifolia  
persicifolia  
Carex Evergold Golden Variegated Sedge  
Dicentra spectabilis pink  
white
Ferns are the staple of the shade garden. They provide excellent textural interest and can be used to unite many different forms and colors to produce delightful compositions. Tough, versatile and low maintenace plants - no woodland garden would be complete without them. Almost all need consistently moist, well drained soil rich in organic matter. Adiantum aleuticum (pedatum) - Western Maidenhair Fern Deciduous fern 1-2' distinctive shiny, wiry, black leaf stalks. Five-seven fingerlike branchlets are covered with green leaflets. Stunning!!!
Arachnoides simplicior 'Variegata' - Variegated Holly Fern  
Athyrum nipctum - Japanese Painted Fern  
Athyrium filix-femina - Lady Fern Deciduous fern with bright yellow-green lacy fronds. Large 2-5'
Dennstaedtia - Hay-scented Fern  
Dryopteris - Autumn Fern  
Dryopteris marginalis - Leatherwood Fern  
Dryopteris spinulosa - Toothed Wood Fern  
Onoclea - Sensitive Fern  
Osmunda cinnamonea - Cinnamon Fern  
Osmunda regalis - Royal Fern  
Polypodium glycyrrhiza
Photo 1 Photo 2
Polystichum - Christmas Fern  
Polystichum p. 'Tassel Fern'  
Polystichum munitum - Western Sword Fern Moist areas in Sun or Shade, prefers some shade 2-5'.
Pteretis nodulosa - Ostrich Fern  
Hakonechloa Japanese Forest Grass Stunning green and gold striped grass brings sunlight to the shade.
Hardy Geraniums Ann Folkard  
Johnson's Blue  
sangineum  
Phaeum album  
Helleborus argutifolius One year old plants.
Orientalis hybrids  
Hemerocallis (Daylilies)    
   
Iris ensata (Japanese)  
siberian  
cristata  
tenax  
Ligularia    
Lilium    

Lobelia

 
 
 
purple A favorite of hummingbirds!
pink
red
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - Black Mondo Grass  
Phlox divaricata  
paniculata
subulata
Primula    
Pulmonaria    
Tradescantia hybrids Osprey  
Violas    

Native Wild Flowers

 
Achyls triphylla Vanilla Leaf  
Asarum caudatum Wild ginger foliage
Flower
Low growing evergreen perennial. Large shiny heart shaped leaves which emit a ginger smell when brushed. Excellent ground cover.
Dicentra formosa Pacific bleeding heart Creeping perennial 6-20" tall with pale to deep pink flowers. This gorgeous flower will self-seed and spreads easily. Host to butterfly caterpillars - flowers attract butterflies.
Erythronium oregonum Fawn lily  
Ferns Adiantum aleuticum (pedatum) - Western Maidenhair Fern Deciduous fern 1-2' distinctive shiny, wiry, black leaf stalks. Five-seven fingerlike branchlets are covered with green leaflets. Stunning!!!
Blechnum spicant - Deer Fern Evergreen, 1-3 ft. Part shade, & moist soil. Wonderful glossy green fronds make a great companion with any shade loving perennials.
Polypodium glycyrrhiza - Licorice Fern
Ferns hanging from large bigleaf maple branches in the winter - as shown in Photo 1. It can also live in soil or rocky areas, stumps and logs Photo 2 . The rhizomes are licorice flavored - hence the name. Dormant during the dry summer months - new fronds appear again in fall.
Polystichum munitum - Western Sword Fern Moist areas in Sun or Shade, prefers some shade 2-5'.
Heuchera micrantha Alum root Closely related to Coral Bells.
Iris tenax   small blue/purple
Sisyrinchium blue eyed grass  
Maianthemum racemosa ssp. amplexicaulis (Smilacina racemosa var. amplexicaulis) False Solomon's Seal Very fragrant - birds love the showy red fruits. Grows 1-3' tall
Synthris reniformis Spring Queen Very early blooming
Trillium ovatum Trillium photo from Home page Grow in part shade moist soil 6-18
Vancouveria hexandra Inside out flower