Plants For Shade And Moist Soil - Knowledgebase Question

Berkeley, CA
Question by brianyoung
May 11, 2001
What plants can you choose for a ground area on the north side of a house that is shaded, is on a slight slope that keeps the soil moist during the rainy season, and that is made of clay soil that has been amended?


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Answer from NGA
May 11, 2001

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There are quite a few to choose from! Consider: 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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