shade perennial, clay soil - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by sims9542
January 19, 2011
I have a shady slope with clay soil, what can I plant that will flower?zone 5

Answer from NGA
January 19, 2011
Ajuga, or carpet bugle, will grow and flower in the shade and it is tolerant of clay soils. The plants are only 2-3 inches tall but the flower spikes are about 6 inches tall. Ajuga flowers in the spring. Leptinella pusilla (Purple Brass Buttons) has gray and purple fern-like foliage. It's low growing and produces yellow flowers in the spring. creep along on top and underneath the soil to make a perfect living carpet on the ground. Little button yellow flowers top in spring. Vinca minor is a vining plant that blooms off and on all spring and summer in either white or blue. It makes a super plant for preventing soil erosion. Hope these suggestions are helpful.

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