border plants - Knowledgebase Question

Mentor, Oh
Question by jayementor
July 4, 2007
what is a good plant for a border in a shady area. do not want it to grow very high


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Answer from NGA
July 4, 2007

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There are a lot of choices for shade loving plants. Here are a few suggestions:
Perennials
Aconitum spp. - Monkshood
Ajuga reptans - Bugleweed
Alchemilla vulgaris - Lady's Mantle
Anemone spp. - Anemone -
Aquilegia spp. and hybrids - Columbine
Asarum europaeum - European Wild Ginger
Aspelnium platyneuron - Ebony Spleenwort
Astilbe spp. - Astilbe
Athyrium spp. - Lady Fern, Japanese Painted Fern
Bergenia spp. and hybrids - Bergenia
Botrychium spp. - Grape Fern - I (neutral soils)
Brunnera macrophylla - Siberian Bugloss
Campanula spp. - Bellflower
Chrysogonum virginianum - Goldstar
Convallaria majalis - Lily-of-the-Valley
Cryptogramma crispa - American Rock Brake
Dicentra spp. - Bleeding Heart
Digitalis spp - Foxglove
Disporum lanuginosum - Fairy-Bells
Doronicum cordatum - Leopard's Bane
Dryopteris spp. - Ferns
Epimedium spp. - Epimedium
Filipendula spp. - Dropwort
Galium odoratum - Sweet Woodruff
Geranium spp. - Cranesbill
Helleborus spp. - Hellebore
Hosta spp. - Hosta
Heuchera sanguinea - Coralbells
Liriope spicata - Creeping Lilyturf
Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower
Lysimachia punctata - Loosestrife
Mertensia virginica - Virginia Bluebells
Osmunda cinnamomea -Cinnamon Fern
Physostegia virginiana - Obedience Plant
Polemonium caeruleum - Jacob's-ladder
Polygonatum spp. - Solomon's Seal
Primula spp. - Primrose
Pulmonaria angustifolia - Lungwort
Smilacina racemosa - False Solomon's Seal
Thalictrum spp. - Meadow Rue

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