'Silver Shimmers' lungwort (Pulmonaria 'Silver Shimmers', zones 4 to 9). This plant thrives in woodland conditions, with moist, rich, well-drained soil in shade, and grows 1 to 2 feet tall and wide. Give it a site with good air circulation, as some Pulmonaria are prone to mildew, though I've never seen it on this variety. It blooms blue in spring.
Edward Needham Form Fantastic unusual plant new to cultivation in the UK, endemic to the high hills of Taiwan this hardy evergreen is a must for all those who know and love plants. Like the more easily found Fatsia japonica, it can grow tall (perhaps 3-5 metres like a small tree) in sun or partial shade.
hinterlandscape: Simple and effective use of hardwood timber and in-situ concrete for intersecting formal/informal paths. Wetland garden, Waitangi Park, Wellington. Wraight & Associates Landscape Architecture. Photo: hinter/DM
A diantum venustum is one of the most coveted of the hardy maidenhair ferns, one of the great all-time ferns." This dainty semi-evergreen gem is amazingly cold hardy. While slow to get started, Adiantum venustum makes a nice patch to 3' wide in 5-10 years, depending on the quality of soil preparation. Adiantum venustum is a superb, easy-to-grow, deer-resistant, evergreen groundcover for the woodland garden!www.plantdelights.com