Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' - This new fatsia is primarily grown for its handsome foliage, which looks as though it has been variously been dusted with icing sugar. It makes a wonderful specimen, particularly when planted near white-flowering plants that compliment the leaf variegations. It can also be used to help add light and colour to areas or lightly dappled shade.
Caladium 'Moonlight'. This caladium would really light up the interior of a shade garden. The great advantage of pot-grown caladiums is that you can move them when nights become chilly in fall, bring them indoors and keep in a sunny window, until the leaves begin to wither. At that point, let them dry out completely. Collect the tubers, shake off the soil, and stash them in old hosiery or a mesh bag for up to five months keep tubers above 60 degrees
White and silver flowers light up an evening garden...Front to back: Dusty Miller (Senecio), Miscanthus gracillimus (grass), Caladiums, Spiderflower (Cleome), Hydrangea paniculata (a cultivar such as Tardiva, Limelight, etc.)
How to Grow Caladiums...Caladium leaves can be shaped like hearts, arrows, or lances in color combinations of red, pink, rose, white, chartreuse, and green. The brilliant foliage of this classic plant is often translucent, which makes them light up your garden. They’ve brightened shady spots for generations, but now you have the option of newer selections that can take some direct sun.