Spring Shade Border
Select six gorgeous plants for that perfect shady spot.
Free Garden Plan
Our free Planting Guide for this garden includes a larger version of the illustration, a detailed layout diagram, a list of plants for the garden as shown, a list of alternatives for each plant, and complete instructions for installing the garden. (Free, one-time registration allows unlimited access to Planting Guides for all garden plans.)
It only takes six different types of plants and a shady border to create this springtime garden plan. Start by planting the bleeding hearts and then add the yellow, daisy-like flowers, the leopardsbane, to give the garden some height. Taper the garden down by planting the bergenias and coralbells. Foilage to use includes bugleweed and hostas.