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Dress Up Your Shade Garden With These Warm-Climate Winners
In the market for plants that prefer shade and thrive in warm climates? Try out our Warm-Climate Shade Garden Kit! You'll get everything you need to create a sure-fire shade garden you can be proud of. Complete with 19 plants that will please you and your landscape, this pack includes three of our favorite shade-loving picks:
Our Japanese Gold Dust Aucuba will give you gorgeous green-and-gold variegation and compact size - plus low maintenance and fast growth. Its rich green foliage boasts pops of glowing gold for true landscape interest. Plus, red berries provide additional excitement.
The Delaware Valley White Azalea offers beautiful, fragrant, blooms, for an abundant show of snow white atop evergreen foliage. It provides visual and textural appeal, while remaining easy-going and drought tolerant for a hassle-free landscape.
Up last? The Carex Evergold is an easy-care grass that will wow all day with deep-green foliage and creamy-gold stripes. Perfect for pathways, edges, borders and more, this low-growing, elegant grass is low-maintenance and vibrant year-round. It’s especially ideal for planting against taller varieties for a striking height contrast.
Perfect for mid-sized yards, we recommend arranging these varieties in an interspersed display to accentuate the varying heights, colors and unique characteristics of each. When planted together in a staggered arrangement, they’ll take up roughly 30 feet of space. Another option is planting them in a single line rather than staggered, in which case, you can expect them to cover about 45 feet of your landscape.
Finding plants that tolerate shade can be difficult, but now it doesn’t have to be! The Warm-Climate Shade Garden Kit provides three fan-favorites that not only thrive in shade but are also beautiful, reliable and flexible - everything you want in a low-maintenance landscape!
Order your Warm-Climate Shade Garden Kit now to brighten your yard and add some sunshine to your shade!
Planting & Care
Japanese Gold Dust: First, select a location with well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade (4 to 6 hours of sunlight). When you’re ready to plant, dig a hole that’s about three times the width of your plant’s root ball, ensure the plant is placed away from any major structures, and place it in the ground. Finally, backfill the soil and water your plant to settle its roots.
- Delaware Valley White Azalea: Azaleas can thrive with 4 to 8 hours of sunlight per day, but will need protection from the hot sun in warmer climates. Well-drained soil is also important. To plant, dig a hole that’s three times as wide and just as deep as the shrub’s root ball. Remove the plant from its container and loosen the roots with your fingers. Backfill the soil and water lightly as you do this to remove air pockets. Finally, water again once you’re done planting and mulch the area to help conserve moisture.
- Carex Evergold: Select an area with moist soil and dappled sun or part shade for best results. The Carex Evergold can tolerate full sun if the soil is consistently moist, but may lose some of its vibrant color in full sun. When you're ready to plant, dig a hole twice as wide and about 2 inches deeper than the root ball. Place your Carex Evergold, backfill the soil and water thoroughly when planting is complete. Mulch the soil to regulate temperature and conserve water.
- Japanese Gold Dust: Once established, your Aucuba is drought tolerant, but it’s important to have a regular watering schedule for the first few growing seasons. Water about once weekly or check the surrounding soil. If the surrounding soil is dry about 2 or 3 inches down, it’s time to water.
- Delaware Valley White Azalea: We recommend watering twice or three times weekly in the first growing season. During the hotter times of the year, they'll need watering every other day, depending on the weather. Once plants are established, they'll need less frequent watering.
- Carex Evergold: Water your Carex Evergold when the soil feels dry down to about 3 inches. You may need to water more often in hot and dry conditions, or for container-planted Carex Evergold. Generally, if you plant in a water-prone area or get several inches of rainfall a week, additional watering is unnecessary.
- Japanese Gold Dust: Prune in early spring before new growth emerges.
- Delaware Valley White Azalea: Azaleas need very little pruning. If you need to prune the plant for shape, prune after the plant has finished its spring flowering. Once plants are well-established, light annual pruning can be done to stimulate growth and blooming.
- Carex Evergold: Pruning is optional, but you can cut back your Carex Evergold in late winter or early spring, before new growth appears, to remove spent foliage and control size.
- Japanese Gold Dust: This variety grows fairly quickly and easily, so fertilizer is generally not required.
- Delaware Valley White Azalea: Fertilize your shrub with a slow-release fertilizer that’s made for Azaleas in early spring. Follow label instructions as the application will vary by manufacturer.
- Carex Evergold: You can fertilize in the spring and again in the fall with 10-5-5 or 20-10-10. Always follow the label directions.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $149||$19.95|
|$149 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
|Sunlight:||Part Shade to Part Sun|
|Botanical Name:||Aucuba japonica 'Gold Dust'; Rhododendron 'Delaware Valley White'; Carex hachijoensis|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
|Grows Well In Zones:||7-9 outdoors|
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