Saturday, April 26, 2008

Peony Shade Garden (Cascadia Garden)

Erythronium dens-canis & Hepatica americana February 2010

Asarum caudatum February 2010

Heuchera americana 'Bronze Beacon'

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Yoshinogawa' May 2009

The best part of the Cascadia Garden began with a pink single Paeonia suffruticosa in 1997. Enchanted by the huge pink flowers, I added 4 more between 2001 & 2006. By the spring of 2007 there was enough shade to plant a variety of woodland perennials. After a colorful display of red & orange fall foliage, evergreen & early-blooming perennials are clearly visible beneath the Paeonia suffruticosa until late spring.  Erythronium, Hepatica, Heuchera & Trillium are my favorite plants that hug the ground.

Plant List
Paeonia suffruticosa ‘Zi Er Giao’ (see photo above)

Aruncus aesthusifolius (Dwarf Goat’s Beard)
Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’ (Japanese Painted Fern)
Blechnum spicant (Deer Fern)
Dicentra formosa (Bleeding Heart)
Erythronium dens-canis (Dog Tooth Violet)
Geranium phaeum (Mourning Widow)
Hakonechloa macra ‘Albo Striata’ (Japanese Forest Grass)
Hepatica americana (Liverwort)
Polystichum munitum (Sword Fern)
Trillium chloropetalum (Giant Trillium)
Trillium cuneatum (Bloody Butcher)
Trillium luteum (Yellow Toadshade)
Trillium ovatum (Western Wake Robin)
Trillium sessile (Toadshade)

Asarum caudatum (Wild Ginger)
Fragaria vesca (Woodland Strawberry)
Maianthemum dilatatum (False Lily of the Valley)
Oxalis oregana (Redwood Sorrel)

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