Dry Shade Collection
Offers months of color with minimal care
- Sun Exposure: Full Shade, Partial Shade
- Height/Habit: 8 - 24 inches
- Zone: 5-8
- Flowering Date: Early spring to fall
We ship this item in Spring
Dry Shade Collection
Twenty-plant collection features several native perennials that thrive in dry, shaded conditions—and that provide colorful foliage and blooms from spring to fall. The Dry Shade Collection includes three Foamflowers, three Oak Sedges, three Autumn Bride Heucheras, three Blue Moon Phlox, five Blue Ice Amsonia and three Allium cernuum. Native to eastern North America, Foamflowers provide early-spring fairy wand flowers of white or light pink over deeply veined, green leaves often tinged with burgundy. Its tough disposition and spreading habit makes Oak Sedge, a native grass, an excellent ground cover. Autumn Bride Heuchera is a tough ground cover that doubles as a cut flower. In late summer, fountains of pure white flowers open above the chartreuse to lime green foliage. Pollinators love the knee-high sea of Blue Moon Phlox's fragrant, blue flowers in the spring. It's an excellent, long-lived native ground cover. Blue Ice Amsonia offers a long bloom time and dense, compact mounds of dark green leaves that turn brilliant yellow in the fall. Dependable and drought-tolerant Allium cernuum provides nodding pink flowers in the spring. All the plants in this collection perennialize, or come back year after year; some also naturalize, multiplying every year. Deer tend to avoid.
Perennial • Z5-8 • Height & Width Varies • Bloom Time Varies • Shade-Part Shade
- Season Spring
- Unit of Measure20
- Botanical NameVarious
- Ships As3" POT
- Sun ExposureFull Shade, Partial Shade
- State RestrictionsAE AK GA GU HI ID PR WA
- Spread8 - 48 inches
- Spacing8 - 48 inches
- Hardiness Zone5-8
- Flowering DateEarly spring to fall
- Flower Color:mixed
- Soil RequirementPrefers moist, well-drained soil
- Additional InformationCollection includes: Foamflower (3), Oak Sedge (3), Autumn Bride Heuchera (3), Blue Moon Phlox (3), Blue Ice Amsonia (5), Allium cernuum (3)
- Unique CharactersticsFoamflower: Foamflowers are commonly found in the woods of eastern North America, but not nearly often enough in gardens. They are easy to grow and many will spread when given moist soil high in organic matter and shade. In the early spring fairy wand flowers of white or light pink appear over heuchera-like green, deeply veined leaves which are often tinged with burgundy. Oak Sedge: With its tough disposition and spreading habit, this native grass makes an excellent shade groundcover. Fine texture and fountaining habit give this sedge a soft appearance that is lovely as an underplanting for bolder shade perennials or on its own as a shade lawn. Great in containers too! Easy to grow. Happiest in the company of oaks, but who isn't? Autumn Bride Heuchera: Fuzzy, chartreuse to lime green, nearly evergreen foliage erupts in September with white fountains of pure white flowers continuing until frost. A very easy-care plant tolerant of dry shade and a wide variety of conditions. A good, tough exciting meat-and-potatoes groundcover that doubles as a cut flower! Great for moist shade. Named and introduced by Bluemount Nurseries, Monkton, MD. Blue Moon Phlox: Selected for outstanding flower color and very full flower petals, 'Blue Moon' bears many fragrant, 5-petaled flowers with the arrival of spring. Enjoy a knee-high sea of elegant, violet-blue flowers that attract hummingbirds & butterflies to your garden. Foliage is lance shaped and medium green. A long-lived, carefree native groundcover. Blue Ice Amsonia: This long-blooming, compact Amsonia blooms longer and stronger than the species and forms a dense, compact mound of dark green leaves that turn brilliant yellow in the fall. Allium cernuum: Found on ledges, in dry meadows, gravel, rocky or wooded slopes, this delicate onion has gently nodding pink flowers in late spring. Beautiful in the garden or naturalized in a meadow. Easy, dependable and very drought tolerant once established.
- Shipped3" POT
- Height/Habit8 - 24 inches
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*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.
|2018 Spring Shipping Schedule|
|Zone||Perennials & Potted Plants|
|1A-4B||4/30/18 - 6/8/18|
|5A-6B||4/30/18 - 6/22/18|
|7A & 7B||4/2/18 - 6/22/18|
|8A & 8B||2/19/18 - 5/25/18|
|9A - 10B||2/12/18 - 5/25/18|
|Last Order Date||Zones 1-4: June 4th, 2018
Zones 5-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 21st, 2018
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