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Top 10 shade plants

As gardeners, we're used to experiencing jewel-tone blossoms - borders and beds in bright light are the norm. However, a well-done shade border can be every bit as captivating as - if not more than - its sunny counterpart.


7. Masterwort
Masterwort bears its flowers in summer. The blooms appear in shades of white, pink, and red and make for good cut flowers. One of the best varieties is 'Hadspen Blood,' which produces deep red blooms.

Growing: Masterworts (Astrantia major), hardy in Zones 4-7, grow 1 to 3 feet tall, depending on the variety.

Tip: Pair masterwort with Ligularia or another plant with large leaves for an intriguing contrast in texture.

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