###***Pyracantha coccinea 7, Centaurea 6, Ajuga
4, Cousinia 4
Evergreen choices could be bergenia, ajuga
and brunnera which all combine good foliage with pretty flowers.
Underplant with ground-hugging ajuga
, alchemilla, epimediums, bergenia, hellebores, lamium, pulmonaria and soft shield ferns.
The plants used in the display include: Echeveria Flatter, Korma, Helichrysun, Alternantheera H and E, and Ajuga
Partner small gold hostas with Corydalis lutea, Ajuga
Black Scallop or ever-blooming bleeding hearts (Dicentra Luxuriant).
The aerial parts of plant species: Ajuga
chi, Micromeria nervosa and Origanum dayi were collected from Amman and Al-karak-areas in Jordan- during summer, winter and spring (2016-2017) and completely dried.
There are so many plants that relish shade or filtered light that it is easy to become overwhelmed, but when making a selection, remember, the following plants are the sine qua non of the shade garden: ferns, hostas, caladiums, ajuga
, impatiens and coral bells.
Also, wintergreen (gaultheria procumbens) which bears festive red berries, or burgundy-leaved ajuga
Good specimens for wall planting include ferns, euphorbia, ajuga
, heuchera and geraniums.
Other combinations he recommends include Ajuga
'Black Scallop' - very dark almost black foliage - planted with white mini cyclamen, or with the silver foliage of calocephalus.
Highest and lowest total phenolic content were present in leave extract of Mentha royleana (384.8ug/mL) Gallic acid equivalent (GAE) and aerial part of Ajuga
bracteosa (178.1ug/mL) Gallic acid equivalent (GAE) respectively.