Shade loving plants - Knowledgebase Question

Ripley, Tn
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Question by deborahpapp
May 23, 2007
I am not an experienced gardener, but I want to plant some flowers in an area of my front yard that loves shade. They will not get much sun at all.
Also, I would like some suggestions of full plants (to be planted in front of house reserved for shrubs) that also do not need much encouraging to grow and flourish.

Answer from NGA
May 23, 2007
Begonia, Impatiens, Caladium, Coleus, Ferns, Hosta, Coral Bells, Columbine, and Foam Flower are all good choices for a shady garden spot. You might also try Asarium (ginger), Baptisia australis (Blue wild indigo), or Lily of the Valley.

Some shrubs for in front of your house include Skimmia, dwarf English laurel "Otto Luken", or winter Daphne. All grow well in the shade and all are relatively maintenance free.

Best wishes with your shade plants.

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