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~Goat's Beard (Aruncus dioicus) is an excellent choice for a background plant in a border or woodland garden. Spreads slowly by rhizomes to form attractive patches.

Geitenbaard, goed op kleigrond Goat's Beard (Aruncus dioicus) is an excellent choice for a background plant in a border or woodland garden. Spreads slowly by rhizomes to form attractive patches.

One of my favorite shade plants, but can also be grown in sun. Japanese Forest grass

Golden Japanese Forest Grass - I really cannot get over Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola', zones 5 to My favorite is the variegated variety. I planted mine under a Japanese maple, and the contrast was genius and it has so much movement.

Aureola Japanese Forest Grass Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' ‘Aureola’ is a golden-striped form of Hakone grass. It is a rhizomatous, deciduous perennial grass that typically grows in dense spreading clu

Aureola Japanese Forest Grass

buy enuf of these to face down the goatsbeards to the left of the juniper on a stick and run on a diagonal line to the new cone shaped arborvitae. THEN decide which groundcover to use, I love the irish moss, but the aguga above is looking pretty good too

GROW IT! Japanese Painted Fern is a wonderful choice for moist SHADE GARDENS! Its silver, maroon and green variegated leaves add a lovely texture to any garden. Height: 16-20" / Spread: 18-24"

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Want to try something different in the garden? ... Darmera peltata... (Indian rhubarb or umbrella plant) Leaves can grow up to 24" wide. Can grow in moist or even boggy soil.  Hardy to zone 5.

darmera peltata in a pot. Want to try something different in the garden? (Indian rhubarb or umbrella plant) Leaves can grow up to wide. Can grow in moist or even boggy soil. Hardy to zone

Goat's beard is very useful in the back of a border.

Goat's Beard (Aruncus dioicus) ~ shade perennial that blooms in early summer we have two huge plants in our garden these they are beautiful in flower

A stream or river of Hakonechloa macra Aureola (similar to H.m. Alboaurea) designed by Adrian at the zu Jeddeloh “Blooms” garden in northern Germany. This flows towards and around the base of a Japanese Pine, to the left is one of the best of Heucheras, H. Silver Scrolls, the pink beyond a Japanese Anemone, A.x hybrida Party Dress.

A stream or river of Hakonechloa macra Aureola. This flows towards and around the base of a Japanese Pine, to the left is one of the best of Heucheras, H. Silver Scrolls, the pink beyond a Japanese Anemone, A.x hybrida Party Dress.

Sweet Woodruff aka Galium odorata - fragrant flowers in May and a good ground cover for shade where only moss will grow.

Asperula Odorata (Sweet Woodruff, Galium odorata)

Sweet Woodruff aka Galium odorata - fragrant flowers in May and a good ground cover for shade where only moss will grow. Can be very aggressive but not when in dry shade

rodgersia pinnata 'superba.'  If you want a bold perennial to make an impact in your garden, then look no further than Rodgersia. These east Asian plants have lovely, large foliage and attractive plumes of white to red flowers. For the back of a moist border, a semi-shaded woodland or as a backdrop for a water feature, Rodgersia are second to none.

' If you want a bold perennial to make an impact in your garden, then look no further than Rodgersia. These east Asian …

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