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Deer Proof the Shade #2

Featuring
'Pink-a-Blue' Pulmonaria • DRESSED UP® Heuchera • 'Jack of Diamonds' Brunnera

About this EZ Scape™

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    Seasonal Progression

    Use this foliage centric shade recipe to keep your garden glamorous and the deer at bay. Begin with the silver speckled foliage of Pink-a-Blue Pulmonaria and Jack of Diamonds Brunnera; these are early flowering perennials that will wake up early in spring and give you immediate returns. After the flowers fade, the leaves will hold interest through summer and into fall. DRESSED UP® Heuchera will add constant foliage color from spring through autumn (and later as they are semi-evergreen). Tall scapes of flowers appear in summer for added interest.

    Environmental Requirements

    Light: Full Shade
    Moisture: Light to Moderate
    Soil: Best in loose, well-drained soils
    Zones: 4-8
    Features: Fantastic Foliage, Shade Tolerant, Long Seasons of Interest, Low Maintenance


Perennials in this EZ Scape™

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    Pink-a-Blue (Pulmonaria)


    Deer & Rabbit Resistant • Spotted Leaves • Spring Interest
    Height: 14-16"
    Spread: 18-20"
    Zones: 3-9
    Plant Ratio: 3
    Primary Season of Interest: Spring
    Secondary Season of Interest: Summer and Fall (Foliage)
    Care Tips: Grows best in filtered sun or part shade and organic, moist soil. Keep watered during dry spells.

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    DRESSED UP® (Heuchera)


    Fantastic Foliage Texture • Semi-Evergreen • Deer Resistant
    Height: 12-14"
    Spread: 20-24"
    Zones: 4-9
    Plant Ratio: 3
    Primary Season of Interest: Spring through Fall (Foliage)

    Care Tips: Thrives in part shade but will grow in sun or shade. Plant in humus-rich, well-drained soil. Trim back tattered foliage in early spring. Salt tolerant.

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    'Jack of Diamonds' Brunnera


    Pollinator Friendly • Deer & Rabbit Resistant • Fantastic Foliage
    Height: 16-18"
    Spread: 28-36"
    Zones: 3-8
    Plant Ratio: 2
    Primary Season of Interest: Spring
    Secondary Season of Interest: Summer and Fall (Foliage)
    Care Tips: Best in full shade and consistent, moist soils. In the north, morning sun is tolerated. Use mulch in winter.

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Planting Plans


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