Plants For Shade - Knowledgebase Question

Londonderry, NH
Question by njpie8
April 10, 1999
I have a wooded area in my back yard that I have added alot of loam so that I can plant some flowers. Can you suggest some plants that will grow in shade and will come back each year?


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Answer from NGA
April 10, 1999

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Obviously ferns and hosta would top the list for a wooded garden, but many flowering perennials will thrive in a woodland setting. Primrose, Pansy, Senica, Tradescantia, Cyclamen and Asiatic Lilies are all good choices. Dicentra (Bleeding Heart) produces lovely springtime flowers, as does Campanula and Begonia.

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