Back Yard Hostas
Native to eastern Asia, hosta came to the United States in the 1800s. Hostas are prized in the shade garden for their large leaves in different shapes and colors of green, deep blue or creamy variegated. Plants are categorized by common characteristics (species) and cultivated varieties (cultivars). According to the American Hosta Society, there are hundreds of hosta species and thousands of cultivars. www.ehow.com/about_5391375_types-hostas.html#ixzz0qVivJKds In my own backyard Ohio
Asperula Odorata -- Bluestone Perennials
Dainty white flower clusters are held above foliage shaped like miniature parasols. Good ground cover for shade, even where only moss will grow. Especially tolerant of acidic soil under evergreens. Fresh foliage has little scent, but when dried you will enjoy a refreshing scent of new mown hay. Dry foliage in bundles or make into a garland. Our plant spacing recommendations are based on how quickly these plants will spread in their first season of growth.
14 Tough But Pretty Perennials That Will Breeze Through Harsh Winters
Before freezing temperatures arrive, its important to know which cold climate plants are tough enough to survive frost. Here are some top picks for the most reliable, cold-hardy perennials that you can count on to take a polar vortex or two in stride and come back strong in the spring.
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The Lady of the Lake
Its pretty, semi-double flowers, each about 2” across, are held in sprays on long, slender and flexible stems. They are a pale pink color and of open formation, each exposing a nice boss of golden stamens. They have a fresh citrus fragrance.