Choosing the right plants for a shade garden can be perplexing and difficult. This design uses texture, scale, height and contrasting cool silvery-gray and deep purple colors to create dramatic visual impact. With this garden, you've got it made in the shade!
Amethyst Shade Garden: 1-2-3 Done Garden
Our limited edition, 1-2-3 Done Garden Kits from renowned landscape designer P. Allen Smith allow even the first-time grower to enjoy the beauty of a bountiful and lush garden. Each kit is designed to be easy to install so you can avoid multiple trips to big box stores. Allen has done all the design work; you just pick out the one that fits your budget, style, and needs.
Plants are shipped within 2 weeks of ordering, depending on your climate/location. Contact customer service with any questions. Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.
Amethyst Shade Garden | Shop P. Allen: 1-2-3 Done Garden
Each kit includes only the highest quality young plants or tubers needed to start your garden, as well as a beautiful elevation design and plot plan. Both are printed on card stock making them appropriate to display on your refrigerator or carry with you into the garden. Allen's very own planting instructions are included in the kit as well, giving you the security of knowing that the world's most foremost garden designer is right there by your side. Each kit will fill in an area of approximately 150 square feet when plants are fully grown--about 3 years from planting.
The Amethyst Shade Garden | Shop P. Allen includes the following plants:
1. Heuchera 'Blackberry Ice' Coral Bells (Qty: 1) This award winning vigorous grower forms a robust rounded clump of foliage that lasts all season long. Yields striking iridescent purple leaves with black veining and amethyst purple undersides, that gradually develop a luminescent pewter overlay. Produces cream flowers on reddish purple scapes. Naturally vigorous with good heat and humidity tolerance. Great for use in containers or as edging along paths. If you’re looking for the new standard in purple heucheras, you’ve found it! Garden Height: 10-12" Light Requirement: Sun or Shade Hardiness Zone: 4-9 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map Shipping: Plants arrive heavily rooted in a 3” x 3” container, labeled to common name and botanical name.
2. Digitalis 'Sugar Plum' Foxglove (Qty: 3) This nostalgic plant produces spires of pink flowers with heavily speckled, dark purple throats in early summer. The flowers are closely spaced on the stems, creating a colorful impact in the garden. Downy green leaves form large cheerful rosettes. Foxglove tends to grow on slopes where fox's burrows are found, and the name Digitalis is latin for "finger of a glove", which refers to the shape of the flowers - hence the name "Foxglove". Garden Height: 2.5-3.5' Light Requirement: Sun or Shade Hardiness Zone: 4-9 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map Shipping: Plants arrive heavily rooted in a 3” x 3” container, labeled to common name and botanical name.
3. Athyrium 'Pictum' Japanese Painted Fern (Qty: 3) This award winning perennial is one of the most colorful ferns for the garden! The Japanese Painted Fern has silvery-grey fronds which are dusty purple towards the center, enhanced by the purplish-red veins and stems. This fern has a low and mounding habit, slowly spreading by rhizomes to form dense colonies. Garden Height: 12-18" Light Requirement: Part Shade to Full Shade Hardiness Zone: 3-8 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map Shipping: Plants arrive heavily rooted in a 3” x 3” container, labeled to common name and botanical name.