Low Growing Perennials For Shady Area - Knowledgebase Question

Lincoln, NE
Question by Bohunk3
December 5, 1997
I would appreciate a list of possible low growing perennials for a shady area in the yard.


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Answer from NGA
December 5, 1997

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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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