Mostly PNW Native Plant Combo for Part Shade to Shade

This richly textural floral and foliar combination comes with a colorful zinger in winter: vibrant red twigs emerge as leaves drop from the Pacific Fire vine maple. In spring, chains of white blossoms drip from the Ribes, feeding hummingbirds and pollinators. Hosta 'Sagae' brightens the ensemble in summer, with the Western sword fern providing year-round texture, unfurling warm brown crosiers in spring.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8
Exposure: Open Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade
Water Needs: Average, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Cottage, Woodland
Features: Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Fabulous Foliage, Fall Color, Wildlife Friendly
Focus: Mixed Border, Native and Habitat
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance


Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo

  • Acer circinatum 'Pacific Fire'

    Pacific Fire Vine Maple

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

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  • Hosta 'Sagae'

    Sagae Hosta

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

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  • Polystichum munitum

    Western Sword Fern

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

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  • Ribes sanguineum 'Ubric'

    White Icicle™ flowering currant

    Type: Shrub
    Exposure: Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade
    Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

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