Plant Guide: Short Plants for Shade

These beautiful plants need plenty of shade but will look stunning in stylish containers.

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The evergreen maidenhair fern is grown for its mix of thin, black stems and new bronze-pink fronds, which gradually turn fresh green. The rhizomes need space to spread; it makes an effective miniature for the front of a garden bed.
Height: 6 inches
Spread: To 12 inches
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun, partial or dappled shade

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