Lush Foliage Tapestry for Shade

This lush, shade-loving garden tapestry looks great from spring to fall, thanks to its reliance on foliage texture and color and a variety of leaf shapes. The giant, glossy, disc-shaped foliage of Podophyllum pleianthum and the luminous leaves of the the golden aralia brighten a shady spot with their light-reflecting qualities. Impatiens omeiana, though quite hardy, lends a tropical flair to the overall scheme with its colorful, palmate foliage.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Shade, Morning Sun, Open Shade, Part Shade

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even

Design Considerations

Style: Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo

  • Aralia cordata 'Sun King'

    Golden Aralia
    Sun King Spikenard

    Type: Perennial
    Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Deep Shade, Filtered Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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  • Impatiens omeiana

    Hardy Impatiens

    Type: Perennial
    Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Deep Shade, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

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  • Podophyllum pleianthum

    Chinese May Apple

    Type: Perennial
    Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Deep Shade, Open Shade
    Zone: 7, 8, 9

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