Plant and Seed Trading forum→Looking for White Flowering Shade/Part Shade Perennials for Moon Garden

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Name: Frankie
NE Georgia (Zone 7b)
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frankielynn
Mar 29, 2020 10:26 AM CST
I am creating a Moon Garden in a woodland area of my yard. I have enough shrubs for the area but need ideas/starts for white blooming perennials. There is a runoff drainage ditch winding thru the area that I am lining with stacked broken concrete and my DH is building 2 little arched bridges to span.

I have a clematis vine, moonflower seeds, daisies, hosta, Lenten Rose, strawberry begonias, variegated Solomon Seal, white daffodils, lambs ears, sedum, hens and chickens, and ferns that I can divide and plant in the area. I would love suggestions and trades for plants that would work in this area. Let me know what plants you are interested in and maybe we can make a trade.
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse
Sempervivums Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
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plantmanager
Mar 29, 2020 11:02 AM CST
Good luck with it! This is something I've wanted to do for a long time. I found this list on the net years ago, and I'm sorry that I don't have who it came from. It's a good list!

Night bloomers

Cereus spp.
Datura wrightii "Sacred datura", "Jimson weed"
Echinopsis spp.
Hesperaloe nocturna
Moraea iridoides Fortnight lily
Oenothera caespitosa "Tufted evening primrose"
Peniocereus greggii "Queen of the night"


White/pale blue flowered perennials

Asclepias linaria "Pineleaf milkweed"
Bauhinia lunarioides (congesta) "Anacacho orchid tree"
Convolvulus cneorum "Bush morning glory"
Cordia boissieri "Texas olive"
Cordia parvifolia "Little leaf cordia"
Gaura lindheimeri "Gaura"
Jasminum sambac "Arabian jasmine"
Lantana montevidensis (white)
Lonicera japonica v. halliana "Japanese honeysuckle"
Moraea iridoides Fortnight lily
Plumbago auriculata
Plumbago scandens "Plumbago"
Ruellia brittoniana w/white flowers
Trachelospermum jasminioides "Star jasmine"
Zephyranthes candida
Zinnia acerosa "Desert zinnia"


Gray foliage plants

Acacia aneura "Mulga"
Acacia cultriformis
Artemisia ludoviciana "Western mugwort"
Asclepias subulata "Desert milkweed"
Atriplex canescens "Fourwing saltbush"
Atriplex hymenelytra "Desert holly"
Atriplex lentiformis "Quail brush"
Atriplex nummularia "Old man saltbush"
Bahia absinthifolia "Bahia"
Baileya multiradiata "Desert marigold"
Brahea armata "Blue hesper palm"
Buddleia marrubifolia "Wooly butterfly bush"
Cassia artemisioides "Desert cassia"
Convolvulus cneorum "Bush morning glory"
Cupressus arizonica "Arizona cypress" "Sabino"
Dalea greggii "Trailing indigo bush"
Dalea pulchra "Bush dalea"
Eremophila cv. Valentine "Emu bush"
Euphorbia rigida "Gopher weed"
Gazania rigens v. leucolaena "Trailing gazania"
Hyptis emoryi "Desert lavender"
Lavandula species "Lavender"
Leucophyllum pruinosum "Fragrant rain sage"
Olea europea cv. Swan Hill "Swan Hill olive"
Pedilanthus macrocarpus "Slipper plant"
Perovskia atriplicifolia "Russian sage"
Psorothamnus spinosus "Smoke bush"
Salvia clevelandii "Cleveland sage"
Santolina chamaecyparissus "Lavender cotton"
Simmondsia chinensis "Jojoba"
Sophora secundiflora "Texas mountain laurel" (Silver Peso)
Teucrium fruticans "Bush germander"
Yucca rigida "Blue yucca"


White barked trees

Acacia willardiana "Palo blanco"
Eucalyptus erythronema "Red-flowered mallee"
Eucalyptus papuana (aparrerinja) "Ghost gum"


Accent plants for lighting and shadow effects

Cereus peruvianus (and v. Monstrosus)
Cleistocactus spp.
Dasylirion wheeleri "Desert spoon"
Nolina microcarpa "Beargrass"
Oreocereus spp. "Old man of the Andes"
Pedilanthus macrocarpus "Slipper plant"
Yucca elata "Soaptree yucca"
Yucca rigida "Blue yucca"


White/pale blue flowered annuals

Antirrhinum varieties "Snapdragon"
Cyclamen varieties "Cyclamen"
Lobularia varieties "Sweet alyssum"
Matthiola varieties "Stock"
Papaver nudicaule "Iceland poppy"
Petunia varieties "Petunia"
Viola varieties "Viola, Violet, Pansy"

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Name: Frankie
NE Georgia (Zone 7b)
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frankielynn
Mar 29, 2020 11:58 AM CST
Thank you Plant Manager. That is a great list. I have been doing a lot of google searches to come up with plants. I can see it finished even though I have just gotten the basics almost done. Lots of clearing and removing underbrush. Reviewing what I already have and can divide.
Name: Codie
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
Matthew 11:28
Region: Arkansas Foliage Fan Hostas Dog Lover Houseplants Butterflies
Birds Bee Lover Cactus and Succulents Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plant and/or Seed Trader Hummingbirder
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codielane
May 15, 2020 10:17 AM CST
I would love to see pictures when your project is complete! I am excited for you. Sounds like it will be quite beautiful.
"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around." -Willy Nelson
Name: Phil
Lakeland Florida (Zone 9a)
Region: Florida Container Gardener Birds Orchids Hibiscus
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zeta7
May 15, 2020 10:30 AM CST
Dragon fruit blooms at night, plate sized white flowers. Then you git a fruit also. If you have a tree they will climb it.


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Name: Grace
The Ozarks (Zone 6b)
Dillybeansown
Jun 3, 2020 8:20 PM CST
I took this shot last year because the combo was so beautiful, practically glowing in the dusk.

Yarrow might not be a hit in a woodland, but I have pretty good success with lilies in dappled shade. The one pictured here is 'Navona'.

Other suggestions are silver leaves Brunnera, White columbines, White astilbe, emerald gaiety euonymus.

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Name: Codie
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
Matthew 11:28
Region: Arkansas Foliage Fan Hostas Dog Lover Houseplants Butterflies
Birds Bee Lover Cactus and Succulents Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plant and/or Seed Trader Hummingbirder
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codielane
Jun 4, 2020 10:15 AM CST
Have you ever considered white gladiolas?
"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around." -Willy Nelson

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