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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: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
Clematis Butterflies Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Seed Starter
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Hemophobic
Jan 22, 2016 9:18 AM CST
Lily of the Valley is a lovely and welcome sight growing beneath a tree in my shady back yard. It multiplied and has
surround the base of the tree with fragrant white blossoms in spring.

Lily Of The Valley (Convallaria majalis)
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Skåne, Sweden (Zone 7b)
Bulbs Lilies Bee Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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William
Jan 23, 2016 7:03 AM CST
A native plant here and for sure a big time favorite! Very tough and an ideal ground cover even for dry shade. Competes very well with weeds.
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
Hostas Cat Lover Annuals Bulbs Container Gardener Critters Allowed
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Houseplants Foliage Fan Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
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DebbieC
Jan 23, 2016 7:46 PM CST
I agree
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses Hostas
Birds Multi-Region Gardener Cat Lover Dog Lover Ponds Foliage Fan
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cliftoncat
Jan 24, 2016 2:47 AM CST
I agree
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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dirtdorphins
Jan 24, 2016 11:34 AM CST
nodding always a spring favorite!
like the pink one too
Name: Janis
Austria (Zone 7a)
Ferns Region: Europe Container Gardener Orchids Lilies Irises
Hibiscus Garden Photography Garden Art Dragonflies Frogs and Toads Cat Lover
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Insagi
Jan 24, 2016 2:10 PM CST
I agree. This wonderful plant loves shady areas, especially under trees. Lovey dubby
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
Clematis Butterflies Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Seed Starter
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Hemophobic
Jan 24, 2016 2:30 PM CST
Oooh, how lovely, Dirt! I've not seen a pink one before. Mm-mmm.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

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