Answer: The low light conditions are a prime concern, followed by damp soil conditions. Ferns would be happy in the bed, as would Hosta. You might also consider Primrose, Pansies, Camellia, and Forget-Me-Not. Groundcover choices include Ivy, Lamium, Ajuga, Impatiens, Pulmonaria, and Houttuynia. Most of these plants will be happy with about one-inch of water per week, and will adjust to consistently moist, cool soils. Before planting, work in some organic matter to loosen the soil and help it drain well (you don't want to plant in a bog). Enjoy your shade garden!
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