Suitable flowers to plant in a shaded area - Knowledgebase Question

Redmond, WA (Zone 7B)
Question by maia_shani
April 13, 2007
I live in the pacific northwest - zone 7b - which flowers would be suitable to plant in a shaded area?


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Answer from NGA
April 13, 2007

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Some of the best shade loving plants for your area include Alchemilla (Lady's Mantle), Astilbe (Meadowsweet), Anemone, Aruncus (Goatsbeard), Brunnera (Siberian Bugloss), Campanula (Bellflower), Chrysogonum (Goldenstar), Dicentra (Bleeding Heart), Cimicfuga (Bugbane), Filipendula (Queen of the Prairie), Helleborus (Christmas Rose), Hemerocallis (Day Lily), Heuchera (Coralbells), Siberian Iris, Mertensia (Virginia Bluebells), Polygonatum (Great Solomon's Seal), Primula (Primrose), Trillium Grandiflorum (Wakerobin), Lysimachia (Gooseneck Loosestrife), and Pulmonaria (Lungwort). You can also try many, many varieties of Hosta. Groundcovers such as Ajuga, Pachysandra, and European Ginger would also be suitable.

Best wishes with your garden!

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