See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Matthew 6:28-30 NIV
Low = under 15 inches, Medium = 15 inches to 30 inches, Tall = over 30 inches
Scientific name USDA Zone Height X Width Description Common name Water Exposure Primula species 5 6" X 6" Hardy flowers in late winter in Primroses High Sun-Part many colors. Needs good drainage. Viola wittrockiana 5 6" X 6" Winter pansies in many colors can Pansy Med. Sun-Shade bloom all year in part shade.
Scientific name USDA Zone Height X Width Description Common name Water Exposure Helleborus niger 4 18" X 1' Leathery dark green leaves. White Christmas Rose High Shade-Part flowers turn purplish. Dec-April. Helleborus foetidus 4 18" X 1' Evergreen. Lacy light green leaves. Bear's Foot Hellebore High Shade-Part Pale green flowers Jan-Apr.
Scientific name USDA Zone Height X Width Description Common name Water Exposure Fern, Polystichum setiferum 6 2' X 2' Evergreen. Low spreading, finely Alaskan Fern Med. Shade-Part cut fronds. Grass, Carex morrowii expallida 5 12" X 18" Drooping leaves striped with white. Variegated Japane. Sedge High Sun-Part Prefers moist soil. Grass, Festuca ovina 'Glauca' 4 10" X 10" Evergreen. Low clumps of fine blue Blue Fescue Grass Low Sun-Part grass. Needs good drainage. Grass, Scirpus cernuus 8 8" X 8" Drooping green threadlike leaves Fiber Optic Grass High Part Shade with brown tip. Good in pots. Herniaria glabra 5 2" X 1' Tiny green leaves turn bronzy in Green Carpet Med. Sun-Shade winter. Good groundcover. Mentha requienii 5 1" X 1' Evergreen. Very low. Very fragrant Corsican Mint High Shade-Part when bruised or crushed. Raoulia australis 7 3" X 1' Evergreen groundcover. Tiny gray Raoulia Med. Sun leaves. Needs perfect drainage. Rubus pentalobus 6 6" X 3' Evergreen groundcover. Small white Creeping Raspberry Low Sun-Part flowers. Edible fruit. Scaevola aemula 9 6" X 3' Evergreen. Lavender blue flowers Fan Flowers Med. Sun almost all year. Good groundcover Selaginella kraussiana 7 2" X 1' Evergreen. Dense mat with great Spikemoss High Part Shade color in shade gardens. Soleirolia soleirolii 7 1" X 1' Evergreen. Dense mat. Tolerates Baby Tears Med. Shade foot traffic. Tolmiea menziesii 7 15" X 2' Native groundcover. Tiny reddish Piggyback Plant High Shade-Part flowers. PNP
Scientific name USDA Zone Height X Width Description Common name Water Exposure Aspidistra elatior 7 18" X 3' Evergreen. Strap like leaves. Cast Iron Plant Med. Shade Tolerates deep shade. Very tough. Asplenium scolopendrium 6 18" X 15" Native evergreen. Strap-like fronds Hart's Tongue Fern Med. Shade-Part with wavy edges. Fern, Cyrtomium falcatum 8 2' X 2' Evergreen, but tender at 25 degrees Holly Fern High Shade-Part Does well indoors. Fern, Polystichum munitum 6 3' X 3' Native evergreen. Excellent for Western Sword Fern Low Shade woodsy area. Tolerates dry. PNP Fern, Polystichum polyblepharum 6 2' X 2' Evergreen. Fronds unfurl backwards Tassel Fern High Shade-Part creating a tassel. Grass, Carex tumulicola 8 18" X 18" Native evergreen grass. Tuft of Berkeley Sedge Med. Sun-Part narrow green leaves. PNP Grass, Juncus effusus 5 2' X 2' Native evergreen. Tolerates wet Soft Rush High Sun-Part soil. J. e. Spiralis is twisted.
Scientific name USDA Zone Height X Width Description Common name Water Exposure Fern, Dicksonia antarctica 9 12' X 15' Evergreen. 6' arching fronds. Tasmanian Tree Fern High Shade Protect from frost.
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