I'm already thinking of where to plant #Strobilanthes 'Persian Shield' next year. I wonder how they'll like a sunnier location? #victorygarden #communitygarden #fenway #fenwayvictorygardens #urbangarden #shadegarden
I can't say it often enough. I love strobalanthis. Two things I learned about them this year. They're babies when it comes to being watered. At the 1st sign of dryness they droop. They bounce back quickly with a good watering. Second, don't pinch them back too late in the season. They slowed down their rate of growth. I pinched one & it looks awful
Because of the amount of shade I have I don't depend on flowers in my garden. I generally go for leaf color/texture/shape. Each season does have flower accents. Right now the hydrangeas & astilbes are adding color
Heucheras can add some great floral interest like "Paris". Primulas also thrive in shade. Rodgersia has magnificent giant chestnut leaves and has amazing astilbe like blooms. Violas also love shady spots. And then bergenia and thalictrums. :)
I use to have quite a variety of heucheras in my garfen. I do love the leaves. Mostbhave died out. I assume it was du to my lack of watering. I've actually got a great one in a pot with a weed. They look good together. I'll post it.