heavily shaded areas - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by crallen1313
June 30, 2010
Want to put something(flowering bush) in an ares with minimal sunlight. Have used bleeding hearts in past but don't like that they don't thicken. What else could I use ?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010
Flowering perennials for shade: Anemone, Columbine, Astilbe, Campanula, lily-of-the-valley, Dicentra, Digitalis, Ferns, Hosta, daylilies, Liriope, Monarda, Pachysandra, Thalictrum, Vinca, navelwort (Omphalodes cappadocica), blue lungwort (Pulmonaria angustifolia), pinkroot (Spigelia marilandica), bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora) and sweet violets (Viola odorata).

You might also like to try some Bulbs, which may spread over time -- Begonia, Caladium, Camassia, Elephant's ears, Lilium, Narcissus, Scilla, Callas.

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