The Q&A Archives: shady and dull

Question: I have a 30 by 4 feet space that is shady and dull. what I can plant to spruce it up? I prefer perennials.

Answer: Oakleaf hydrangea Snow Queen is a great shrub for shady sites. Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), Canadian wild ginger (Asarum canadense), Green-and-gold (Chrysogonum virginianum), Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens) and Heartleaf Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia), ferns, primroses and hostas are attractive perennials for shade. You can fill in around these with bright annuals - impatiens, lobelia, pansies, etc. Enjoy your shade garden!

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