Periannals That Grow In Full Shade - Knowledgebase Question

Capitol Heights, MD
Question by Choc_U_late
May 22, 2001
Can you tell me what flower will grow in full shade I am trying to put some flowers up near my house. And I am looking for something with color.


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Answer from NGA
May 22, 2001

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For a location in full shade your selection will be somewhat limited to shade lovers such as pulmonaria and possibly some of the wildflowers such as Iris crestata. Annuals for extra color would include impatiens and the foliage of caladiums which are available in pinks and splashy patterns. Finally, you might look into foliage colors available in many types of hosta (ranging from green to blue to gold and some with wonderful variegated patterns) and ferns, including the patterned Japanese painted fern. I hope this gives you some ideas.

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