U.C. Davis Arboretum All Star list for Shade

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Click for more informationAquilegia eximia - serpentine columbine California native plant; larger and showier than most columbines; attractive delicate foliage in basal mound; attracts hummingbirds.More Details

Click for more information Aristolochia californica - California pipevine California native plant; leaves provide food for pipevine swallowtail butterfly larvae; versatile plant that can be used as a climbing vine or a groundcover.More Details

Click for more information Berberis aquifolium ‘Compacta’ - compact Oregon grape California native plant; dark, grape-like fruits provide food for native birds and can be made into preserves; tough plant that tolerates a variety of garden conditions; attracts beneficial insects and birds.More Details

Click for more information Bergenia crassifolia - pigsqueak Dense clusters of pink flowers bloom in winter and early spring; classic California garden plant for dry or moist shady border; broad, shiny leaves provide textural contrast to small-leaved plants; attracts beneficial insects.More Details

Click for more information Calycanthus occidentalis - western spice bush California native plant; maroon-red flowers attract pollinating beetles; leaves have a sharp, clean fragrance and turn yellow in the autumn, adding seasonal color to the garden.More Details

Click for more information Heuchera ‘Lillian’s Pink’ - Lillian’s pink coral bells California native plant; bright pink flowers attract bees and hummingbirds; excellent groundcover for small shady areas or borders.More Details

Click for more information Heuchera ‘Rosada’ - rosada coral bells California native plant; one of the best flowering perennials for dry shade; introduced to the nursery trade by the UC Davis Arboretum.More Details

Click for more information Heuchera maxima - island alumroot California native plant; a good informal groundcover for dry shade; tolerates heavy clay soils; frilly green leaves look good all year.More Details

Click for more information Ribes viburnifolium - evergreen currant California native plant; good shade-tolerant groundcover under native oaks and in other dry, shady areas; shiny and fragrant foliage looks attractive all year; attracts hummingbirds and beneficial insects.More Details

Click for more information Woodwardia fimbriata - giant chain fern California native plant; plant needs little care once established; great for a shady oasis near a pond or fountain.More Details


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