Plants in Containers in City Gardens in the Shade (Grow Something Special)

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In a previous article, plants in containers in city gardens in full sun was discussed in great detail. It is now time to turn our attention to plants in containers in city gardens in the shade in order to broaden the growing conditions.

Urban gardens, in general, are warmer in temperature than town or rural gardens. This will provide better growing conditions for a broader range of plants, especially in winter where the walls will provide some frost protection.

City garden in shade
City gardens in the shade can look great

By nature, due to space being a premium, make city gardens small. This is not a hindrance as small gardens can be made to look bigger by carefully selecting plants to distinguish boundaries. You could use leafy trees and shrubs such as physocarpus and viburnums to add interesting focal points.

Remember container plants positioned near to walls and fences will get less rain, as they are sheltered in location. You may need to locate the plants at least 30cm away from vertical surfaces to allow them to be watered naturally by rain.

You can use a mixture of evergreen and deciduous plants to have interest all year round, so blends of greens and colorful blooms can intermingle with each other,

What follows are plants that can be grown in containers in city gardens in the shade.

ANEMONE x HYBRIDA (Japanese Anemone)

Anemone x hybrida
Anemone x hybrida

This is an upright perennial that has dark green, divided basal leaves, where from late summer to early autumn large, single or double, pink or white flowers appear. Grow this 1.2m tall perennial in a large container full of multipurpose compost.

AQUILEGIA VULGARIS (Granny’s Bonnet) ‘Vervaeneana Group’

Aquilegia_vulgaris
Aquilegia vulgaris

This familiar upright perennial has divided, olive-green leaves that have orange and yellow splashes. In spring flowers in white, red, pink or blue appear. Grow this 90cm tall perennial in a multipurpose compost, where it will need deadheading regularly to prevent self-seeding.

ASPIDISTRA ELATIOR

Aspidistra elatior
Aspidistra elatior

This evergreen perennial has upright, dark green, glossy leaves. This will flower sporadically, where cream to purple blooms is produced. Near the compost level. ‘Variegata’ is a favourite that has cream striped green leaves. The plant will do well in a large container in multipurpose compost in deep shade/ It will grow up to 60cm in height.

ASTRANTIA MAJOR (Masterwort)

Astrantia_major
Astrantia major

A clump-forming perennial that grows up to 70cm in height. It has divided, mid-green leaves, where in mid-summer to early autumn, small sprays of small, green, white, pink or red flowers appear. Grow this perennial in a moisture retentive multipurpose compost in a large container.

AUCUBA JAPONICA (Spotted Laurel)

Aucuba japonica
Aucuba japonica

This evergreen, bushy shrub that has dark green leaves that are spotted yellow. In Mid-spring small, purplish flowers appear that are followed, on female plants by red berries. Grow this shrub in a large container full of multipurpose compost, where it will grow up to 2m in height.

BRUNNERA MACROPHYLLA

Brunnera-macrophhylla
Brunnera macrophylla

This perennial has large heart-shaped leaves, where in spring delicate sprays of small bright blue flowers appear. ‘Dawson’s White’ has variegated foliage making it an interesting plant. Grow this 65cm tall perennial in a sheltered spot in a container full of multipurpose compost.

BUXUS SEMPERVIRENS (Common Box)

Buxus_sempervirens
Buxus sempervirens

This familiar evergreen shrub has glossy, dark green, oval leaves. Grow this plant in a very large container full of multipurpose compost, where this 5m tall shrub can be used as a screen in your city garden. Can be trained to any shape you can imagine, if you have the skill to do it. Watch out for box blight which can be fatal to these shrubs.

CAMELLIA JAPONICA (Common Camellia)

Camellia_japonica
Camellia japonica

This familiar evergreen shrub has oval, glossy, dark green leaves, where red flowers appear in early spring. The plant is tolerant of heavy shade and will make a beautiful specimen plant in a large container full of ericaceous compost.

CAREX COMANS (New Zealand Sedge)

Carex comans
Carex comans

This clump-forming perennial which has arching grass-like, blue-green leaves that on close inspection resembles hair. The bronze leaves would not do so well in full shade, so it would require some sun. Grow this 60cm tall perennial in a moisture retentive multipurpose compost.

CHIASTOPHYLLUM OPPOSITIFOLIUM (Lamb’s Zeal)

Chiastophyllum oppositifolium
Chiastophyllum oppositifolium

This 20cm tall evergreen perennial has large, oval, scallop-shaped, mid-green leaves. From arching stems, small, bell-shaped bright yellow flowers appear in spring to summer. This plant will tolerate partial shade when grown in multipurpose compost in a container.

DAPHNE BHOLUA (Nepalese Paper Plant)

Daphne bholua
Daphne bholua

An evergreen shrub that can grow up to 3m in height that has leathery, dark, oval green leaves. In late winter fragrant, pink and white flowers appear, which are followed by black berries. Grow this shrub in a very large container full of multipurpose compost.

DESCHAMPSIA CESPITOSA (Tufted Hair Grass)

Deschampsia cespitosa
Deschampsia cespitosa

A deciduous, tuft forming perennial grass that bears clouds of tiny golden-yellow flowers on long stems in the summer. The seed heads and strap-like green leaves turn golden in autumn. ‘Goldtau’ is a popular variety. Grow this 2m tall perennial in a large container full of multipurpose compost.

DESCHAMPSIA FLEXUOSA (Waxy Hair Grass)

Deschampsia flexuosa
Deschampsia flexuosa

This 50cm tall grass produces tufts of blue-green leaves, where in summer silvery-bronze or purple flower heads are produced on top of long slender stems. Grow this perennial in a large container full of multipurpose compost.

DEUTZIA GRACILIS

Deutzia gracilis
Deutzia gracilis

This 1m tall compact, deciduous shrub has lance-shaped, green leaves, where in early summer, white or pink star-shaped blooms are produced. Occasionally the flowers are scented but this cannot be guaranteed. This plant prefers to be grown in a large container full of multipurpose compost.

DICENTRA (Bleeding Heart) ‘Stuart Boothman’

Dicentra
Dicentra

This 30cm perennial has finely fern-like, grey-green leaves, where from late spring to summer, arching stems full of pendent, heart-shaped carmine-pink flowers appear. Grow it in a pot full of multipurpose compost.

DIGITALIS PARVIFLORA (Foxglove)

Digitalis_parviflora
Digitalis parviflora

This deciduous perennial can grow up to 60cm in height. It has dark glossy, green basal leaves, where in early summer tall spikes of orangey-brown flowers are produced. Grow it in a container full of multipurpose compost in the dappled shade.

DRYOPTERIS AFFINIS (Golden Male Fern)

Dryopteris affinis
Dryopteris affinis

This is an evergreen or semi-evergreen fern that produces a shuttlecock-like tall, lanced-shaped, divided, pale green fronds. The leaves as they grow mature to dark green with a golden brown mid-rib. Grow this shade-loving plant in a multipurpose compost in a container, where it will grow up to 90cm tall.

ENSETE VENTRICOSUM (Abyssinian Banana)

Ensete ventricosum
Ensete ventricosum

This perennial has a palm-like appearance where large paddle-shaped leaves, with texture cream midribs and red underneaths appear. Plant in a large container full of soil-based compost where grit has been added. This 2m tall plant will need protection from frosts, so it is better to place in a greenhouse or conservatory to overwinter in a protected environment.

EPIMEDIUM x YOUNGIANUM (Snowy Barrenwort) ‘Niveum’

Epimedium_x_youngianum
Epimedium x youngianum

A 30cm tall perennial has heart-shaped serrated, bronze-green leaves that turn increasingly dark green in colour in late spring. At that time small, cup-shaped white blooms appear when this plant is grown in a large container full of multipurpose compost.

X FATSHEDERA LIZEI (Tree Lily)

X Fatshedera lizei
X Fatshedera lizei

This upright, evergreen shrub is often used as a climber, with it deeply loped, glossy, dark green leaves. In autumn where little is in flower sprays of small, white flowers appear. Grow it in a very large container full of multipurpose compost, where it can be used to train up against pillars, walls or fences. It can grow up to 2m tall.

FATSIA JAPONICA (Castor Oil Plant)

Fatsia japonica
Fatsia japonica

A popular evergreen, rounded shrub that has very large round, deeply-lobed, glossy, dark green leaves. In mid-autumn, spherical clusters of tiny white flowers appear that are followed by black berries. Grow this 4m tall shrub in a very large container full of multipurpose compost.

GERANIUM PHAEUM (Dusky Cranesbill)

Geranium phaeum
Geranium phaeum

A clump-forming perennial that is home in either shade or full sun. It has lobed green leaves, where in late spring to early summer, rounded maroon or white flowers with curved-back petals appear on wiry stems. This is one plant that can be grown near walls, as it will not suffer in drought or shady positions. Grow it in a multipurpose compost where it will grow up to 70cm in height.

HAKONECHLOA MACRA (Golden Hakonechloa)

Hakonechloa macra
Hakonechloa macra

A slow-growing deciduous grass that has purple stems and green striped yellow leaves. The leaves turn a reddish-brown in autumn. Reddish-brown flowering spikes appear in early autumn to winter. It can be grown in a pot full of multipurpose compost, where it will grow up to 40cm. Use it as a focal plant in a shaded area of your city garden.

HELLEBORUS FOETIDUS (Stinking Hellebore)

Helleborus foetidus
Helleborus foetidus

This 60cm tall evergreen upright perennial has palm-like, dark green leaves, where from late winter to early spring, clusters of cup-shaped, red-margined pale green flowers appear. The flowers do really smell bad, so place them away from seating areas. Grow in a moisture retentive multipurpose compost in a pot.

HELLEBORUS x HYBRIDUS (Lenten Rose)

Helleborus
Helleborus

A semi-evergreen perennial that has dark green, divided, lance-shaped leaves, Nod-ding saucer-shaped flowers appear in shades of white, pink, yellow, green or purple appear from midwinter to spring, Grow this 60cm tall perennial in a moisture relative multipurpose compost in a pot.

HEBE TOPIARA (Hebe)

Hebe topiara
Hebe topiara

This 60cm tall compact, rounded, evergreen shrub has dense stems of small grey-green leaves. You can practice your topiary on them, as they are ideal to be clipped into shape. In summer, clusters of white flowers appear. Grow this small topiary plant in a large container full of multipurpose compost.

HEUCHERA ‘Plum Pudding’

Heuchera 'Plum Pudding'
Heuchera ‘Plum Pudding’

This colourful 50cm tall compact, evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial is grown for its rounded, lobed, red-purple leaves. On wiry stems, tiny white flowers appear, which look untidy after the flowers are spent, so it is best to cut them off at that time. Grow it in a container full of multipurpose compost.

HOSTA ‘Honeybells’

Hosta 'Honeybells'
Hosta ‘Honeybells’

This clump-forming perennial has large, pale green leaves that are blunt at the tips. In late summer, short-lived fragrant, blue flower appear, which should be removed after they have faded. Grow it in a moisture retentive multipurpose compost, where it will grow up to 60cm tall.

HYACINTHUS ORIENTALIS (Hyacinth)

Hyacinthus orientale
Hyacinthus orientale

This firm favourite late spring flowering bulb has sword-like, bright green leaves, where spikes of highly fragrant, bell-shaped flowers appear in a wide range of colours. Plant these bulbs in autumn in groups in pots full of multipurpose compost where they will grow up to 30cm in height.

HYDRANGEA MACROPHYLLA (Mophead Hydrangea)

Hydrangea macrophylla
Hydrangea macrophylla

A 2.5 tall deciduous shrub that has dark oval-shaped, green leaves that turn yellow in autumn. In summer masses of clusters of pink, white, or blue flowers appear. Grow this shrub in a very large container full of multipurpose compost. Blue varieties need an acidic ericaceous compost in order to produce their colour, otherwise, they will be pink in alkaline soil or white in neutral soil.

HYPERICUM CALYCINUM (Rose of Sharon)

Hypericum calycinum
Hypericum calycinum

This dwarf, semi-evergreen or evergreen shrub has pointed dark green leaves, It is happy in full sun or partial shade, where in midsummer to mid-autumn, large open, bright yellow flowers with fluffy central stamens appear.  Grow this 60cm invasive plants (where it can be controlled) in a pot full of multipurpose compost.

ITEA VIRGINICA

Itea virginica
Itea virginica

This spreading evergreen shrub has arching stems full of oval, dark, spiky green leaves, where from midsummer to early autumn decorative green-white catkins are produced. Grow this 3m tall shrub in a sheltered spot in a large pot of ericaceous compost. Does best growing beside a fence or wall.

JUNIPERUS SQUAMATA (Flaky Juniper)

Juniperus squamata
Juniperus squamata

This 40cm low growing evergreen conifer has dense, rounded, bright, blue-grey leaves. It makes a good foil for pastel and hot coloured flowers in containers. Grow it in a large container full of soil-based compost.

LEUCOTHOE FONTANESIANA (Dog Hobble)

Leucothoe fontanesiama
Leucothoe fontanesiama

A 1.5m tall arching evergreen shrub that has toothed-edged, leathery, dark green leaves. In spring small white, bell-shaped flowers appear. This plant does well in deep shade, where it can be grown in large pots of ericaceous compost.

LIRIOPE MUSCARI (Lilyturf)

Liriope muscari
Liriope muscari

This 30cm tall evergreen, spreading perennial has grass-like, glossy, dark green leaves, where in autumn, masses of tiny, lavender flowers appear. Grow this perennial on ericaceous compost where it will grow happily under the shade of shrubs.

NARCISSUS (Daffodil) ‘Jack Snipe’

Narcissus 'Jack Snipe'
Narcissus ‘Jack Snipe’

This flowering bulb has narrow dark green leaves, where from early to mid-spring, cream-white flowers, with short, bright yellow cups appear. Plant this 25cm tall bulb in a container in groups in a multipurpose compost in autumn.

NARCISSUS JONQUILLA (Jonquil)

Narcissus jonquilla
Narcissus jonquilla

A flowering bulb which has narrow dark green leaves. In mid-spring clusters of highly fragrant, yellow flowers with narrow golden-yellow cups appear. Plant this 20cm tall bulb in groups in containers in multipurpose compost in autumn.

ONOCLEA SENSIBILIS (Sensitive Fern)

Onoclea sensibilis
Onoclea sensibilis

Another deciduous fern that has arching divided, pale green fronds, which are tinted pinkish-brown in spring. In autumn the fronds turn yellowish in colour. Grow this 60cm tall fern in deep shade in a large pot of ericaceous compost.

OPHIOPOGON PLANISCAPUS (Black Mondo Grass) ‘Nigrescens’

Ophiopogon planiscapus
Ophiopogon planiscapus

A clump-forming evergreen perennial that has narrow, grass-like, dark purple leaves. In summer, small white or mauve bell-shaped flowers appear. This is followed by black berries. Plant this 23cm tall grass in a large container full of multipurpose compost.

PACHYSANDRA PROCUMBENS

Pachysandra procumbens
Pachysandra procumbens

An evergreen perennial that is clump-forming with rounded, lobed, dark green leaves, where spikes of small, white flowers appear in spring. These flowers are mint-scented. You can grow this 25cm tall perennial in full shade in a moisture-retentive ericaceous compost.

PAEONIA LACTIFLORA ‘Sarah Bernhardt’

Paeonia 'Sarah Berhardt'
Paeonia ‘Sarah Berhardt’

This clump-forming perennial has divided leaves, where in spring, large, pink fragrant, double flowers with ruffled petals appear. Grow this 1m tall perennial in an enriched multipurpose compost where it would be required yo be fed regularly.

PAEONIA SUFFRUTIOSA (Tree Peony)

Paeonia suffruticosa
Paeonia suffruticosa

This 2.2m tall upright, deciduous shrub has deeply lobed, dark green leaves. Pink, white, red or purple bowl-shaped semi-double flowers appear in late spring. Grow this plant in an enriched multipurpose compost near a wall or fence.

PHYSOCARPUS OPULIFOLIUS (Nine Bark)

Physocarpus opulifolius
Physocarpus opulifolius

Another plant that is home in full sun or the shade. It is a deciduous shrub that has peeling bark and mid-green lobed leaves. In late spring, domed cluster of white flowers appears, which are followed by red-brown fruits. This 2m tall shrub prefers to be grown in ericaceous compost.

PHYSOSTEGIA VIRGINIANA (Obedient Plant)

Physostegia virginiana
Physostegia virginiana

A 60cm tall perennial that has toothed, mid-green leaves, where from late summer to early autumn, spikes of tubular, white, pink, or purple flower appear. Grow this perennial in a multipurpose compost in a large container.

PULMONORIA SACCHARATA (Bethlehem Sage)

Pulmonaria saccharata
Pulmonaria saccharata

A short clump-forming evergreen perennial that has bristly, blue-green leaves that are spotted white. Blue-purple funnel-shaped flowers appear in spring. Grow this 20cm tall plant under shrubs in a container full of multipurpose compost.

SALVIA NEMOROSA (Balkan Clary)

Salvia Nervosa
Salvia Nervosa

In summer to early autumn, white, pink, or purple flowers appear on spikes, over lance-shaped, wrinkled, mid-green leaves. It will grow up to 75cm tall when planted in light shade in multipurpose compost.

SALVIA OFFICINALIS (Sage)

Salvia officinalis
Salvia officinalis

This is an evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub that has aromatic grey-green hairy leaves. Occasionally in summer, purple- blow flowers appear. It will grow up to 80cm in height when planted in a container full of multipurpose compost.

SARCOCOCCA CONFUSA (Sweet Box)

Sarcococca confusa

A short 1m tall bushy evergreen shrub with glossy, dark, lance-shaped, green leaves. Tiny, white, sweetly fragrant blooms appear in winter, which is followed with black fruits. Grow it in a moisture retentive multipurpose compost in a deep shaded areas.

SARCOCOCCA HOOKERIANA Var. DIGYNA (Sweet Box)

Sarcococca hookeriana var digyna
Sarcococca hookeriana var digyna

A 1.5m tall evergreen shrub that has glossy, lance-shaped, dark green leaves, where clusters of tiny, white flowers that are fragrant are produced. This is followed by black fruits. Plant in a moisture retentive multipurpose compost in a location where the scent will be enjoyed.

SPIGELIA MARILANDICA (Indian Pink)

Spigelia marilandica

This is an upright perennial that has oval, green leaves, where in early summer, tubular, red flowers with star-shaped yellow tips are produced. Grow this 50cm tall perennial in the partial shade in a multipurpose compost.

TRACHYCARPUS FORTUNEI (Chusan Palm)

Trachycarpus fortunei.
Trachycarpus fortunei.

This is an evergreen small palm tree that has an unbranched stem, and a head of large divided, fern-like mid-green leaves. In early summer sprays of fragrant, creamy yellow flowers appear. Grow it in a container full of multipurpose compost where it will grow up to 2m in height.

VIBURNUM DAVIDII

Viburnum davidii
Viburnum davidii

This is a 1.5m tall dome-shaped, evergreen shrub that has deeply veined green, pointed leaves.  Clusters of small, white flowers appear in late spring, which is followed by metallic blue-black fruits. This will only appear if both sexes are within the vicinity of each other. Grow in a large container full of multipurpose compost.

VIBURNUM FARRERI

Viburnum farreri
Viburnum farreri

This is an upright shrub has dark green leaves that are bronze whilst young. In late autumn and during mild winters spells up to early spring, clusters of fragrant, white or pale pink flowers appear. These are followed by red, blue or black berries if both male and female species are close by.

Grow this 3m tall shrub in a very large container full of multipurpose compost.

CONCLUSIONS

In this article, plants for containers in city gardens in the shade has been highlighted. As you can see there are numerous highly decorative plants that can be used in a small city garden. No matter your preference there are colourful plants, scent plants and visually beautiful plant that can be incorporated into your design.

If you gave a comment you wish to make or a question that you are dying to ask, please do so in the comment box below.

If you have a city garden or know someone who does, please share this with others.

Happy City Gardening.


20 thoughts on “Plants in Containers in City Gardens in the Shade (Grow Something Special)”

  1. Hi! There are a couple of things that I hadn’t been considering and I’m thankful you addressed them here. One of them is to avoid placing container plants near to walls and fences. I’ll follow your good advice of placing them at least 30 cm away from vertical surfaces.

    I was excited when I read aspidistra elatior! It brings good memories from childhood. Thanks for mentioning it and I’ll definitely plant one in my garden. Thanks!

    1. Hi Henry

      We all have a favourite plant and I am glad my article brought back some childhood memories. 

      Thanks 

      Antonio

  2. That’s an impressive list!  I’m going to try the Geranium Phaeum (Dusky Cranebill).   When I lived in Colorado I had a whole assortment of them with different colors, and the rich colors made for some great photographs.  I brought them inside whenever it would get below freezing and they lasted many years.  Thanks for the list!

    Bobby O.

    1. Hi Bobby

      My pleasure is getting you to remember your past gardens. I am glad you enjoyed them and my list.

      Thanks

      Antonio

  3. Wow! Lovely write up. Containers planted with hardy perennials and shrubs can be grown and enjoyed from year to year. I know of this three “Astrantia major, viburnum Davidii and Brunners macrophylia” they are great container gardening plants. I will add more to my collections from this list.

    Thanks a bunch!

    1. Hi Jordan

      It is a pleasure to help people find plants for their container garden. It is amazing what can be grow. I hope you find some to add to your collection.

      Thanks

      Antonio

  4. Plants always relaxes me. But living in NYC in my tiny apartment between me and my husband that can be difficult. I love all the flowers that give nice scents out. There might be something that I can do with my patio. You are absolutely right, there is always a solution. Thanks for all these wonderful list, I will be working on my city garden soon 🙂

    1. Hi Nuttanee

      I am glad you enjoyed the article and that my suggestion will help you city  container garden. 

      Thanks

      Antonio

  5. Thank you for this extensive and useful list of plants that grow best in small urban gardens. My fingers are not always the greenest, so I always try to choose plants that are every green and that don’t require too much watering, as we have a shortage of water where I live.

    It’s great to know that there is no shortage of choices. The Viburnum Farreri looks great, and it flowers in winter which is a great boost for a winter garden. Do you know how much water they will need? I gave a good supply of compast so that part shouldn’t be a problem.

    1. Hi Michel

      I am glad you enjoy this article and I hope that it has open your eyes. Water when a plant needs it. You can tell if the plant wilts and by use of the 4 in 1 sensors tells you that the compost is dry. Remember overwatering is just as bad as underwatering. It is better to water often lightly, than heavily infrequently mm

      Thanks

      Antonio

  6. This article is great it’s really thought me about evergreen shrubs,An evergreen shrub that can grow up to 3m in height that has leathery, dark, oval green leaves,this statement I need more explanations, thanks for this great article, more success in online business.All these plants are really valuable to mankind.

    1. Hi Abayomi

      I am glad you enjoyed this article and I hope you got something out of it.

      Kind regards

      Antonio

  7. Wow, you really outdid yourself with this article on plants that you can grow in containers in city gardens when you have shady conditions. There are so many options that will thrive in the city and shady conditions so every gardener will not have a problem creating a beautiful ambiance for their enjoyment.

    Which of the options listed would work best in a hot environment like Dubai? I am sure there some that would stand up to the heat better than others, and since it is so hot, I would like to stick to ones that will survive. It is a matter of wanting beauty and not wasting time, money and effort.

    Whether you want scents, beauty, color variety, or lush greenery, you have provided enough options to make this possible. As I live in a large city and do have some shady areas outside, I will be referring to this article as I develop the back yard. Thanks, you have helped a lot! 

    1. Hi Dave

      To answer your question is that all the plants suggested will survive, provided you water them regularly. You see that in the shade most plants are protected from the heat of the sun, so lasting a more longer time. Watering and using canopy’s are all very important for your plant to survive.

      Thank you for your kind words

      Antonio

  8. Hi Antonio

    Thanks a lot for sharing this post about plants in containers in city gardens in the shade.
    I love gardening. So, your post has given me some idea I could use in my garden.
    I like sage and lenten rose. Definitely, I will add this 2 plants to my garden.
    This is a very unique and attractive post and I’m glad that I found it.

    Thanks,
    Samm

    1. Thank you Sam

      It is a pleasure to write this article as it will give people enough ideal to want can be grown in city gardens in the shade. I hope you will take an idea or two.

      Kind Regards

      Antonio

  9. Despite the fact that there are many pollution in the city, many plants can still grow very well for consumption and decorations purpose  Am so delighted to see many options of plants we can grow in the city even under shade. My aunt has a small garden at her backyard. Despite the fact that the building of her house and the fence that surrounded the house provided a shady atmosphere for her garden. She didn’t gave up rather, she make do with the available space and want to plant something colourful inside her garden. She already have some vegetables which happens to be annual plants. Is it ideal to plant Deschampsia Cespitosa together with any vegetable inside a single container? Hope they will share equal nutrient on a compost soil? I think I like this tufted hair grass because of it can survive under shade and it beautiful pattern and colors.

    1. Hi Stella.

      The Deschampsia Cespitosa is a sole specimen plant and should not be grown with other veg, as the competition will be too fierce. Larger the plant the more likely it needs to be grow in containers as a sole specimen. Containers are more likely to offer bold statements.

      Thanks

      Antonio

  10. I love the plant’s care from a very young age. It was great to know about the Container Plants and Gardening from you. I heard from my friend that plants in containers grow well. I agree with you that we can plant different types of plants. I think we can easily create a Container garden. The plants enhance the beauty of our home. This article will be very helpful for a gardener.

    1. Hi Polash

      Yes it is very important to get your container garden right and this is why I wrote this article. I know a lot of people have city garden in the shade, which can be problematic.

      Thank you

      Antonio

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