Flowers??? - Knowledgebase Question

FORT WORTH, TX (Zone 7B)
Question by avery0805
March 23, 2009
I have a long skinny path along my walk up to the front door. I want to plant flowers there not just greenery. It gets practically no sun at all. I do not like begonias which my dad says is all i cant plant there. Im in zone 7. I want something pretty!


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Answer from NGA
March 23, 2009

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Too bad you don't like begonias! There are other choices, though. Coral Bells - Heuchera sanguinea. Blooms in late spring with multitudes of tubular coral flowers carried on tall spikes above the foliage. Evergreen plant makes a
low neat mound of dark green foliage. Attractive foliage makes a good border plant even when not in bloom. Height:18".

Hellebore ?Lenten Rose? - Helleborus orientalis. Attractive leathery foliage on a compact well behaved plant. Graceful nodding flowers of pink to purple in early to mid spring. Height: 8"-10".

Hellebore ?Lenten Rose? - Helleborus orientalis. Attractive leathery foliage on a compact well behaved plant. Graceful nodding flowers of pink to purple in early to mid spring. Height: 8"-10".

Violet Native Wood -Viola missouriensis. Beautiful creamy violet blooms appear in early spring and continue through spring. Dark green leaves make great ground
cover under trees. Propagate by division and by re-seeding. Height: 2"-6".

Candytuft - Iberis sempervirens. A hardy, low-growing, evergreen plant that is covered with small white flowers February to April. Good in planters, borders,
foundation plantings, and rock gardens. Height:6-12?.

Japanese Painted Fern - Athyrium nipponicum pictum. Beautiful multicolored fern for shady areas of garden. Likes rich soil with plenty of organic matter. In spring silvery purple fronds emerge and last to first frost. Height: 12-15?.

Hope something I've listed appeals to you!

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