Herself's Houston Garden

Conservation through cultivation

Plants for dry shady areas

shade garden

The The Woodlands Garden Club had speaker come talk to us about plants for dry shady Gulf Coast areas. Many of these are plants I already grow and can vouch for, others I’ll be trying.

Nun’s orchid ( Phaius tankervilliae )

Cast Iron Plant

Mother fern
Japanese holly fern
Slender Brake fern
Asparagus fern
Foxtail fern
Tongue fern

Lyre leaf sage ( Salvia lyrata )

Columbines ( Hinkley columbine aquilegia hinckleyana )

Shrimp plant

African Hosta ( Drimiopsis maculate )

Ground orchid (Spathoglottis plicata)

Toad lily ( Tricyrtis formosana)


Cardinal Flower ( Lobelia cardinalis )

Jewel Pagoda (Zingiber Neglectum)
Butterfly Ginger ( Zingberaceae hedychium)
Dancing lady ginger ( Zingiberaceae Globba obscura )
Curcuma gingers
Peacock Ginger ( Kaempheria Pulchria )
Pine cone ginger aka shampoo ginger ( Zingiber zerumbet )
Variegated shell ginger ( Alpinia zerumbet )


Nuccio’s Gem Camellia ( Camellia japonica )

Sweet Olive

Banana shrub

Virginia sweetspire