What do I plant? - Knowledgebase Question

Beaverton, Or
Question by rb01
May 18, 2009
I have a shady area underneath a plum tree and next to my garage. There is also a path along the garage wall that leads to my main enterance. Right now there is moss on the ground and it does a get fair amount of sun. I want something that doesn't grow over 18-24


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Answer from NGA
May 18, 2009

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Here are some hardy shade loving perennials to consider for your garden:
Luxuriant Bleeding Heart (Dicentra x 'Luxuriant') Flowers 12 inches h.; Foliage 9 inches h., 12 inches w. Pink flowers. Blooms from June to September.

Hardy Begonia (Begonia grandis) Flowers 18 inches h.; Folage 14 inches h., 12 inches w. Pink or white flowers. Blooms from July to September.

False Forget Me Not (Brunnera macrophylla) Flowers 18 inches h.; Foliage 14 inches h., 24 inches w. Blue flowers. Blooms from April to June.

Blue Pearl Creeping Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium reptans 'Blue Pearl') Flowers and Foliage 10 inches h., 24 inches w. Blue flowers. Blooms from May to August.

Gladwyn Iris (Iris foetidissima) Flowers 18 inches h.; Folage 18 inches h., 24 inches w. Blooms from August to January. Ornamental orange seedheads in autumn and evergreen foliage.

Money Plant (Lunaria annua) Flowers 18 inches h.; Foliage 10 inches h., 12 inches w.
Purple flowers. Blooms from May to June. Ornamental seedpods in autumn. Biennial plant.

Enjoy your colorful shade garden!

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