I'm seriously thinking of planting dwarf mondo grass in my entire yard. It has low water consumption, stays green year round, any you only have to mow once a year!

I'm seriously thinking of planting dwarf mondo grass in my entire yard. It has low water consumption, stays green year round, any you only have to mow once a year!

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Making the Most of Shade: How to Plan, Plant, and Grow a Fabulous Garden that Lightens up the Shadows

Making the Most of Shade: How to Plan, Plant, and Grow a Fabulous Garden that Lightens up the Shadows

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One of the few grasses that thrives in part shade! Only 18-24" tall, its slender leaves form a fountain of bright green and then become suffused with crimson and purple in fall. Beautiful cascading down a shady bank or over a retaining wall. Likes evenly moist soil, but tolerates dry spells. Zones 5-9. 3" pot. Hakonechloa macra 'Beni-kaze'. -

One of the few grasses that thrives in part shade! Only 18-24" tall, its slender leaves form a fountain of bright green and then become suffused with crimson and purple in fall. Beautiful cascading down a shady bank or over a retaining wall. Likes evenly moist soil, but tolerates dry spells. Zones 5-9. 3" pot. Hakonechloa macra 'Beni-kaze'. -

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Hakone grass makes an attractive combination   with Hosta 'Golden Tiara' and purple-leafed oxalis

Hakone grass makes an attractive combination with Hosta 'Golden Tiara' and purple-leafed oxalis

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20 plants to brighten your shade garden. Annuals, perennials and herbs for shady places.

20 plants to brighten your shade garden. Annuals, perennials and herbs for shady places.

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Golden Millet (Milium effusum) - If you have shade, you will want to start Golden Millet seeds! Most ornamental grasses need full sun, but t...

Golden Millet (Milium effusum) - If you have shade, you will want to start Golden Millet seeds! Most ornamental grasses need full sun, but t...

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Mazus "Reptans" - A mat forming, low growing perennial. Small light green foliage. Small blue blooms spring-fall. A good steppable for paths and great for rock gardens.  Sun to part shade.  Height 1-2 inches.  Zones 3-10.

Mazus "Reptans" - A mat forming, low growing perennial. Small light green foliage. Small blue blooms spring-fall. A good steppable for paths and great for rock gardens. Sun to part shade. Height 1-2 inches. Zones 3-10.

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great perennials for shade all of them deer resistant, flowers, gardening, perennials
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