An extremely hardy and low-maintenance shade perennial features dense clusters of chartreuse flowers above the foliage. Alchemilla, or Lady’s Mantle is a popluar ground cover for shade and works great on the boulevard, or where other plants can not grow. My favorite characteristic of this bestseller is how beads of water form on the leaves after a rain. The leaves dislike water so much they actually form a thin layer of oxygen between the foliage and the water. Alchemists considered this elevated water to be the purest form of water, hence its botanical name: Alchemilla.
Aurinia saxatilis ‘Summit’ (Basket of Gold)
Aurinia, or Basket of Gold, is a perennial alyssum here in Minnesota. Clusters of of tiny, golden yellow flowers blanket the plant from late spring…Learn More
Astrantia major ‘Star of Fire’ (Masterwort)
Astrantia, or Masterwort, is a wonderful woodland plant preferring cool, moist, shady places rich in organic matter. These plants flower all summer long – from…Learn More
Aster novae-angliae ‘Vibrant Dome’
Vibrant Dome forms neat, compact mounds with masses of vibrant, hot pink flowers. Cut back in late June for a bushier plant with more flowers.…Learn More