Light, Bright Foliage and Flower Against Green Foundation

This cool and restful planting combination for the woodland garden relies on shades of green for its solid foundation and brightens a shady spot with the addition of the silvery, blue-green foliage of the lungwort and bright white variegation of Carex 'Everest'. In spring, frothy white blooms of the fringe tree are a shimmering sight to behold.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8
Exposure: Open Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Sun, Full Shade
Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: Woodland
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Romantic Cool Colors, Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest
Focus: Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Small Space
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes

Care and Maintenance


Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo

  • Carex oshimensis 'Everest'

    Everest Weeping Sedge

    Type: Grass / Grass-Like, Groundcover, Perennial
    Exposure: Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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  • Chionanthus virginicus

    American Fringe Tree

    Type: Tree
    Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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  • Pulmonaria 'Cotton Cool'

    Cotton Cool Lungwort

    Type: Groundcover, Perennial
    Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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  • Viburnum davidii

    David's Viburnum

    Type: Shrub
    Exposure: Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 7, 8, 9

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