North facing bed against the house - Knowledgebase Question

Phoenix, Ar
Question by jackieideson
July 22, 2009
My home faces north and the bed is 6ft deep. The east end of the bed gets a little sun at sun-up and the west end gets some at sunset but the center never gets any direct sunlight. So far all I've been able to grow is some fountain grass a couple of Privet shrubs,a Vinca major vine and a bush that was marked

Answer from NGA
July 22, 2009


Have you tried Duranta and Corkscrew vine? Both will grow and flower in shade and while they love to climb up a trellis, they can also be trained into a shrub shape. Irises and daylilies will bloom with a little morning sun, guara with some afternoon sunshine. I'm sure there are lots of other plants... Enjoy!

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