Shade Growing Plant For Outside Entry Way - Knowledgebase Question

Villa Park, CA
Question by mandspena
March 31, 2001
Need info on plants that grow strickly in the shade with color for an entry way outside for a flower cart.


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Answer from NGA
March 31, 2001

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Here are several suggestions: Alchemilla (Lady's Mantle), Astilbe (Meadowsweet), Bergenia (same), Brunnera (Siberian Bugloss), Campanula carpatica (Bellflower), Ceratostigma (Blue Plumbago), Chrysogonum (Goldenstar), Heuchera (Coralbells), Hosta (many varieties are low growing), Primula (Primrose), Pulmonaria (Lungwort), Trillium grandiflorum (Wakerobin), Trollius (Globeflower), Dwarf Bearded Iris, Ajuga (groundcover), Pachysandra (groundcover), Asarum europaeum (European Ginger -groundcover).

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