Plant Guide: Short Plants for Shade

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

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios
Interesting Italian Arum DK - Simple Steps to Success: Containers for Patios © 2007 Dorling Kindersley Limited

A high-scoring perennial, arum has large, white-veined leaves and an early-summer creamy white spadix. The foliage of 'Marmoratum' is showier, marbled with pale green. The orange-red berries are toxic.
Height: 12 inches
Spread: 6 inches
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun, partial or dappled shade

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios

©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2007

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