Geum Urbanum a perineal in the rose family, grows in shady areas of Europe and Middle East.

Geum Urbanum - known as Wood Avens, the herb Bennet, Colewort and St. Benedict's herb - is a perennial plant in the rose family which grows in shady places in Europe and the Middle East (photo by Frank Dereralso)

Plants for shade: Try Contrasting Containers. If you're not sure where to start, look at your container and complement or contrast it with color. Here, the black pots look great against bold, bright colors.  A. Coleus (Solenostemon 'Daffy'): 1  B. Sedge (Carex hachijoensis): 1  C. Caladium 'Florida Beauty': 1  D. Coleus (Solenostemon 'JoDonna'): 1

Container-Garden Recipes for Shade

Coleus (Solenostemon 'Daffy'): 1 B. Sedge (Carex hachijoensis): 1 C. Caladium 'Florida Beauty': 1 D. Coleus (Solenostemon 'JoDonna'): 1 Try Contrasting Containers


I love drumstick allium - they get even more purple as they mature; beautiful height color and texture

Coastal landscape

Boost your curb appeal with a beautiful tropical foliage landscape design! Use a variety of foliage in contasting colors and textures! Shown here are Bird of Paradise, Hawaiian Ti, Ixora, Variegated Ginger, and Ligustrum.

Creamsicle Red Hot Poker - A showy dwarf variety, bred for smaller spaces and long bloom time. Multiple spikes of creamy orange flowers are adored by hummingbirds.

blueberry flax lily around palms

White striped upright leaves are the trademark of blueberry flax lily, a new South Florida favorite for borders and accents. Very easy to grow, but mine got pretty large, and spread out a little.