Vegetables and flowers to grow in 90% shade in California - Knowledgebase Question

San Jose, CA
Question by djsidhu
April 6, 2007
I want some ideas about growing vegetables and flowers in a 95% shaded area with sunlight just filtering through the trees. I am in the San Jose area in California.
Thank you for your response.


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Answer from NGA
April 6, 2007

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The following is a list of partial shade-tolerant vegetables. While productions may be greater in the sun, these plants will produce an edible crop when grown in a shady location. However, remember that nothing will grow in complete shade. Plants will need some morning, evening or filtered sun; a total of two to six hours of direct sun is the minimum.

Arugala
Beans
Beets
Broccoli
Brussel sprouts
Cauliflower
Celery
Cress
Endive
Garlic
Kale
Kohlrabi
Leaf Lettuce
Leeks
Lovage
Parsley
Parsnips
Peas
Potatoes
Pumpkins
Radish
Rhubarb
Rutabagas
Salad Burnet
Summer Squash
Salsify
Turnips

Shade Plants -- Perennials
Acorus (Sweet Flag)
Alliums
Anemone
Aquilegia (Columbine)
Astilbe
Begonia
Brunnera (Bugloss)
Caladium
Cypripedium (Lady's Slipper Orchid)
Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)
Digitalis (Foxglove)
Gentiana (Gentian)
Geranium (True geranium)
Helleborus (Winter rose)
Hemerocallis
Hepatica (Liverwort)
Heuchera (Coralbells)
Hosta (Plantain lily)
Iberis (Evergreen candytuft)
Iris
Ligularia
Lunaria (Moneyplant)
Lysichiton (Skunk Cabbage)
Mertensia (Virginia Bluebells)
Monarda (Beebalm)
Polemonium (Jacob's Ladder)
Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal)
Primula (Primrose)
Sanguinaria (Bloodroot)
Thalictrum (False Solomon's Seal)
Tradescantia (Flower-of-the-Day)
Trillium
Trollius (Globe Flowers)

Best wishes with your garden!

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