This reblooming Heuchera has the reputation for withstanding rugged winters, so you know the tight mounds of lustrous, silvery purple foliage will keep their good looks throughout the garden season.

This reblooming Heuchera has the reputation for withstanding rugged winters, so you know the tight mounds of lustrous, silvery purple foliage will keep their good looks throughout the garden season.

Yellow & green edged Common periwinkle, creeping myrtle (Vinca minor 'Illumination') Like other creeping myrtles, 'Illumination' is a tough evergreen ground cover for shade that will grow in almost any soil. Its hallmark is its bright gold leaves that are edged with a border of irregular green. Periwinkle-blue flowers appear in spring. Use 'Illumination' as a shade ground cover or in hanging baskets. Plant in moist, well-draining soil. Likes shade or part sun. Zones 4-9

Yellow & green edged Common periwinkle, creeping myrtle (Vinca minor 'Illumination') Like other creeping myrtles, 'Illumination' is a tough evergreen ground cover for shade that will grow in almost any soil. Its hallmark is its bright gold leaves that are edged with a border of irregular green. Periwinkle-blue flowers appear in spring. Use 'Illumination' as a shade ground cover or in hanging baskets. Plant in moist, well-draining soil. Likes shade or part sun. Zones 4-9

Callicarpa is a genus of about 140 species of shrubs grown primarily for their shiny purple berries rather than for foliage or flowers.

Callicarpa is a genus of about 140 species of shrubs grown primarily for their shiny purple berries rather than for foliage or flowers.

There are many silver-leaved plants that will grow in full sun, but for silver that shines in shade, look to the Lungworts. Introduced by Terra Nova Nurseries in Oregon, 'Silver Bouquet' combines mildew-resistant, lance-shaped silver foliage with flowers that change from pink to blue. PP 20,059These shade-loving natives of Europe and Asia are among the easiest and most desirable perennials for low light. Pulmonarias spread slowly from the initial clump to form an attractive ground cover…

There are many silver-leaved plants that will grow in full sun, but for silver that shines in shade, look to the Lungworts. Introduced by Terra Nova Nurseries in Oregon, 'Silver Bouquet' combines mildew-resistant, lance-shaped silver foliage with flowers that change from pink to blue. PP 20,059These shade-loving natives of Europe and Asia are among the easiest and most desirable perennials for low light. Pulmonarias spread slowly from the initial clump to form an attractive ground cover…

Sedum spurium 'John Creech' (Stonecrop) - Perennial - Zones 3-9, Height 3-6 in. Dr. John Creech discovered this little beauty in the Siberian Academ Gorodok Gardens. The small, scalloped green leaves of this weed-smothering groundcover are topped with rose pink flowers in late summer and fall. It is very hardy and vigorous and gorgeous weaving in and out of stepping stones or along a garden path. Ideal for green roofs, rock gardens and containers as well. Tolerant of light shade.

Sedum spurium 'John Creech' (Stonecrop) - Perennial - Zones 3-9, Height 3-6 in. Dr. John Creech discovered this little beauty in the Siberian Academ Gorodok Gardens. The small, scalloped green leaves of this weed-smothering groundcover are topped with rose pink flowers in late summer and fall. It is very hardy and vigorous and gorgeous weaving in and out of stepping stones or along a garden path. Ideal for green roofs, rock gardens and containers as well. Tolerant of light shade.

Britt-Marie Crawford' is a dark-leaved form of one of our favorite foliage plants for partial shade. The large, 6in leaves are chocolate maroon above and purple beneath.

Britt-Marie Crawford' is a dark-leaved form of one of our favorite foliage plants for partial shade. The large, 6in leaves are chocolate maroon above and purple beneath.

Asarum Europaeum, European Ginger. Full or part shade. I have a lot of this; it grows slowly and the deer don't eat it.

Asarum Europaeum, European Ginger. Full or part shade. I have a lot of this; it grows slowly and the deer don't eat it.

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