What to plant - Knowledgebase Question

Omaha, Ne
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Question by lcerveny
August 25, 2010
Buying a brand new home and was wondering if you can give me some ideas on what to plant on the North side of the house in Omaha, NE.

Answer from NGA
August 25, 2010
Annual flowers that grow well in the shade include impatiens; wax begonia; flowering tobacco, Nicotiana alata; coleus; bergenia and caladium. Many perennials plants also grow well in shaded areas, and have the added advantage of not needing to be planted each spring. Common shade-loving perennials include bugleweed, Ajuga repens; astilbe, Astilbe x arendsii; columbine, Aquilegia x hybrida; bleeding heart, Dicentra x hybrida; foxglove, Digitalis x mertonensis; coralbells, Heuchera sp.; hosta, Hosta sp.; and vinca, Vinca minor. Many other great shade-loving perennials are not as well known including bergenia, Lady's Mantle, pulmonaria and Meadow Rue.
Hope these suggestions are helpful.

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