Shaded Perennial - Knowledgebase Question

Ostrander, Oh
Question by l_fraker
May 15, 2009
We have a large canopy with beds under it. We are looking for flowering plants to put there. They would not get much sun. We do water weekly and bi-weekly. Thanks


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Answer from NGA
May 15, 2009

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Some of the best perennials for your growin region for full shade include:
Ajuga reptans-Bugleweed, Arum italicum 'Pictum'-Painted Arum, Asarum spp.-Wild Gingers, Convallaria majalis-Lily-of-the-Valley, Dodecatheon media-Common Shooting Star, Galium odoratum-Sweet Woodruff, Helleborus orientalis-Lenten Rose,
Hosta spp.-Hosta, Lamium maculatum-Spotted Deadnettle, Liriope spicata-Creeping Lilyturf, Mertensia virginica-Virginia Bluebells, Osmunda regalis-Royal Fern,
Polygonatum biflorum-Small Solomon's Seal, Polygonatum commutatum-Great Solomon's Seal, Pulmonaria angustifolia-Blue Lungwort, Pulmonaria saccharata-Bethlehem Sage, Tiarella cordifolia-Foam Flower , Tradescantia x andersoniana-Virginia Spiderwort, and Viola odorata-Sweet Violet.

Perennials for partial shade:
Alchemilla mollis-Lady's Mantle, Anemone x hybrida-Japanese Anemone, Aquilegia spp.-Columbine, Astilbe spp.-Astilbe, Bergenia cordifolia-Heartleaf Bergenia, Brunnera macrophylla-Siberian Bugloss, Ceratostigma plumbaginoides-Plumbago, Dicentra spp.-Bleeding Heart, Doronicum cordatum-Leopardsbane, Geranium spp.-Cranesbill or Hardy Geranium, Heuchera sanguinea-Coralbells, Myosotis sylvatica-Garden Forget-me-not, and Tricyrtis hirta-Toadlily.

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