Shade Garden Plant Companions

Every gardener loves it when two plants are planted next to one another without a lot of fuss, then lo and behold, what results is a pairing made in plant heaven.  That’s how we felt when we visited a landscape that we installed a year ago, and saw how well Saxifraga ‘London Pride’ (aureopunctata) complemented Japanese painted fern (athyrium niponicum pictum).

Wouldn’t you agree?

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Japanese painted fern’s wispy, silvery elegance is subtle, yet eye-catching.

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The striking markings on both plants along with their complementary shapes are what make this pairing so visually appealing.

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Saxifraga ‘London Pride’ produces a mass of small pale pink rosette flowers that grow from stems in the spring.

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