(Almost) 50 greens for shade

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Here is a list of almost 50 plants–actually it’s 33–that Stacey Parker, horticulturist with the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, has included in her  shady “new front yard” to date.

To learn more about Stacey’s experience removing her lawn visit: Stacey Parker’s Lawn Removal or visit her photo gallery on Flickr.

  1. Agave colorata, red bud agave
  2. Agave parryi v. parryi ‘Estrella’, Estrella mescal-agave
  3. Aloe mutabilis, torch plant
  4. Aloe striata, coral aloe
  5. Aquilegia sp., columbine
  6. Aristolochia californica, California Dutchman’s pipe
  7. Asarum caudatum, tailed snakeroot
  8. Carex flacca ‘Blue Zinger’, blue sedge
  9. Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’, variegated Japanese sedge
  10. Carex testacea, orange New Zealand sedge
  11. Coprosma × kirkii ‘Variegata’, creeping mirror plant
  12. Correa pulchella ‘Orange Flame’, orange flame bell correa
  13. Cotyledon orbiculata, pig’s ear
  14. Cyrtomium falcatum, Japanese holly fern
  15. × Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’, Fred Ives Echeveria Graptopetalum Hybrid
  16. Fragaria vesca, wild strawberry
  17. Geranium × cantabrigiense, ‘Biokovo’, Biokovo cranesbill
  18. Hellebore sp., lenten rose
  19. Heuchera ‘Rosada’, rosada coral bells
  20. Nandina domestica ‘Filamentosa’, threadleaf nandina
  21. Neomarica caerulea, walking iris
  22. Oxalis regnellii var. triangularis, purple shamrock
  23. Ribes aureum var. aureum, golden currant
  24. Ribes malvaceum ‘Montara Rose’, Montara chaparral currant
  25. Salvia spathacea, hummingbird sage
  26. Sedum palmeri, Palmer’s sedum
  27. Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’, spruce-leaved stonecrop
  28. Sedum rupestre ‘Blue Spruce’, blue spruce mat sedum
  29. Senecio mandraliscae, blue chalk sticks
  30. Westringia fruticosa ‘Smokie’, gray leaf coast rosemary
  31. Woodwardia fimbriata, giant chain fern
  32. × Pachyveria paraguayense, Pachyphytum and Echeveria hybrid
  33. Zephyranthes candida, Argentine rain lily

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