shady area under trees - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by imparot
June 7, 2009
I have planted lots of trees,but the area under them with the shade, nothing grows, I don't want grass which will require too much care and H2O, what ground cover,etc can you suggest that will take some traffic. we want to place a table and chairs there...thank you, Polly

Answer from NGA
June 7, 2009
I would consider planting dwarf ruellia - either Katy or Blue Shade. Katy grows only 4-6" high; Blue Shade about 12" high. Either are carefree plants and both will take some foot traffic. Good luck with your garden!

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