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Part Sun/Part Shade Gardens allow the homeowner to recreate forest edge environments commonly enjoyed while driving through state parks and wooded areas.  While forest edges continually change, permanent versions can be created against a backdrop of an existing woodlot or property boundary.

Part Sun/Part Shade native plants are unique as they thrive in the variable environment that is both sunny and shady, hot and cool, dry and moist, and sometimes windy.

The Part Sun/Part Shade Garden also works where large shade trees create this type of environment.  Bottlebrush Grass, Blue Woods Aster, Coneflowers, Trumpet Honeysuckle, Orange Fruited Horse Gentian, American Beauty Berry, Cranberry Viburnum are all plants that thrive in this garden.

These plants are also well-behaved and blend well with existing plantings and gardens due to their adaptability.

 

Recommended Plants

Herbaceous Shrubs Trees
Ageratina altissima Amelanchier stolonifera Acer saccharinum
Anemone virginiana Calicarpa americana Carpinus caroliniana
Aruncus dioicus Clematis virginiana Castanea dentata
Asplenium platyneuron Euonymus atropurpureus Cercis canadensis
Aster cordifolius Parthenocissus quinquefolia Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Baptisia australis Symphoricarpos orbiculatus Tsuga canadensis
Blephilia ciliata Viburnum lentago
Camassia scilloides
Carex pennsylvanica
Carex woodii
Dichanthelium acuminatum
Echinacea purpurea
Elymus hystrix
Erythronium albidum
Eupatorium purpureum
Eurybia divaricata
Geranium maculatum
Geranium maculatum ‘Red’
Gillenia stipulata
Helianthus divaricatus
Lonicera sempervirens
Meehania cordata
Rudbeckia submentosa
Solidago caesia
Triosteum aurantiacum
Triosteum perfoliatum
Vernonia noveboracensis
Veronicastrum virginicum
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