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Great Plant Picks 2012: Made in the Shade

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Helleborus xhybridus. Photograph courtesy Great Plant Picks

Shade is a shifty character, with a number of elusive and subjective descriptors, most commonly: light, partial, full, dappled, open, and deep. But what do these terms really mean? Every gardener is likely to contend with a range of distinct light levels found around the garden—whether beneath a heavy tree canopy or in an open area on the north side of the house. A regional perspective matters a good deal: what one gardener might view as full sun in the Pacific Northwest could be considered partial shade in Southern California. This year, Great Plant Picks tackles the question of plants that thrive in shade in our region, as experienced by gardeners in the Northwest, with the 2012 theme: Made in the Shade.

Great Plant Picks (GPP) is an educational program administered by the Elisabeth C Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle. GPP is developing a comprehensive palette of outstanding plants for the maritime Pacific Northwest landscape. The program depends upon the expertise of professional horticulturists from botanic gardens and nurseries and the exper...

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