Gardening in shade can be confounding for many gardeners. Creating visual interest without bloom isn't easy. This design uses texture, scale, contrasting color and height to create a mosaic of interest. Lovely when planted against a backdrop of hydrangeas.
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.
Warm Hued Foliage Mosaic for Shade: 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 approximately150 square feet when plants are fully grown--about 3 years from planting.
The Warm Hued Foliage Mosaic for Shade Garden includes the following plants:
1. Hosta 'Empress Wu' (Qty: 3) A hosta lover's dream! 'Empress Wu' is pure royalty. One of the largest hostas available. Its huge, thick, dark green, deeply veined leaves can each measure 18" wide and long, making it a tremendous focal point in the garden. Its strongly upright habit forms a clump topped with pale reddish-violet flowers in early to midsummer. Garden Height: 36-48" Scape Height: 44 - 48" Light Requirement: 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. Heuchera 'Caramel' Coral Bells (Qty: 3) This heuchera is a robust grower with fuzzy leaves that range in color from apricot to amber. Purple-red undersides. Though they produce cream flowers in midsummer, they are grown more for their fantastic foliage. Exhibits an increased tolerance of heat and humidity over other varieties. This versatile plant has a fabulous compact habit that makes it great as edging or in containers! Garden Height: 12" Scape Height: 14" Light Requirement: 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, 7-10 business days after order is processed.
3. Dryopteris 'Brilliance' Autumn Fern (Qty: 3) The lustrous orange color of the newly emerging fronds seem to glow against the backdrop of the shiny, dark green, mature fronds. The sori, which are produced in fall, are bright red. A bold and beautiful choice for dappled sunlight to deeply shaded areas. Garden Height: 24' Light Requirement: Shade Hardiness Zone: 5-9 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map Shipping: Plants arrive heavily rooted in a 3” x 3” container, labeled to common name and botanical name.