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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.

Foamflower


8. Foamflower
Ask for a list of great groundcovers for shade and you'll find foamflower near the top. It delights gardeners with plumes of white or pink flowers in spring and early summer. Foamflower has fun foliage, too.

Growing: Most foamflowers (Tiarella spp.) are hardy in Zones 4-8. They grow about 12 inches tall in bloom and can spread to form large colonies.

Tip:Grow foamflower varieties with purple-marked foliage near paths or the front of a border where their darker coloring won't cause them to fade into the background.

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