full shade loving plants - Knowledgebase Question

Aspinwall, PA (Zone 6A)
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Question by chefaid90
April 16, 2005
I am looking for some plants to plant in between two houses that are 12' apart. The area gets absolutly no sun at all. Dont mind if its only green plants but would really like some color

Answer from NGA
April 16, 2005
There are not too many plants that will grow well with truly no sun at all, but you could make a very colorful and interesting planting using hostas and mixed ferns along with Pulmonaria and some of the native plants such as Solomon's Seal. Hostas are available in a huge variety of mature sizes, shapes, textures and foliage colors (including blue, green, gold and variegated), they also bloom and some such as "Honeybells" are even fragrant. You could add some annual impatiens and coleus for a splash of color if there is an area that receives a bit of morning or late afternoon sun. I hope this gives you some ideas.

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