shady yard - Knowledgebase Question

Atlanta, GA (Zone 7B)
Question by adcoblack
April 8, 2005
rds allow little sun through. what perrinials and annuals will prosper in this enviroment.

Answer from NGA
April 8, 2005



Some annuals include: Balsam, Impatiens, Coleus, Begonia, Browallia, Torenia, Viola. A few that need just a little more light (brighter shade) include: Pansy, Ageratum, Alyssum, Forget-Me-Not, Salvia, Snapdragon, Lobelia, Monkey Flower, Verbena, Candytuft, and Nicotiana.

Perennials for shady spots include: Ajuga, Astilbe, Begonia, Dicentra, Helleborus, Heuchera, Hosta, Pachysandra, Phlox, Vinca and Viola. If you can provide a little brighter shade to part sun you can add Baptisia, Candytuft, Centaurea, Chrysogonum, Columbine, Foxglove, Hardy Ageratum, Iris, Liatris, Lobelia, Physostegia, Poppy (Oriental), Purple Coneflower, Shasta Daisy, St. John?s Wort, Tritoma and Veronica to the list.

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