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Tell us your Favorite Shade Plants

By dave
January 20, 2016

We're putting together a list of the ATP members' favorite shade plants! Come on in and read how to nominate your favorites! We will later publish a final article on the top picks.

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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Jan 21, 2016 9:09 AM CST
This can become quite an impressive plant if given enough space. This one is growing on the north side, is about 20+ years old, and gets a serious pruning every spring. If not, I think it would have long ago completely covered the barn, including the roof! Nice hardy climber, but beware that is hangs on with suckers that dig into wood and leave worm-like trails when pruned. I don't mind on our rustic barn, but it may be problematic on other structures.

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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jan 21, 2016 11:31 AM CST
I may need to try this one over a trellis to cover an unsightly back flow valve.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Dragonflies Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry
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Bonehead
Jan 21, 2016 11:40 AM CST
Mine was very slow to get established, seems it just kind of sat for a couple years. But once it got its roots settled, then it just took off. Just a heads up.
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Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Jan 21, 2016 10:12 PM CST
That sure is a spectacular one Deb!
I am currently waiting on one to figure out if it is going to live or die...

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