Shade gardening can be tough. One problem that a lot of gardeners have in their shady areas is that they tend to be a little monochromatic. The flowers are generally less profuse,and the foliage is mostly a dark green. There are, of course, Hostas that feature different colors, but why limit yourself? One other option is Brunnera Spring Yellow, new to Park Seed this fall.
This Brunnera’s leaves open pure yellow and keep golden tones, mingled with streaks and speckles of chartreuse and green, throughout the summer. This foliage piles up in a healthy, full mound of gold about 15 inches high. The best thing about this interesting shade perennial, though, is the sprays of tiny blue flowers that it acquires in mid-spring.
Brunnera Spring Yellow is hardy all the way to zone 3, so it’s a great shady option for more difficult climates.