Shade lovers - Knowledgebase Question

Lovell, Ma
Question by mkmarcus3
September 17, 2009
Hello, Suzanne?

Can you give me some examples of perennials that do well in mostly shady areas and are hardy.


Answer from NGA
September 17, 2009


Some great shade loving perennials include Alchemilla mollis (Lady's Mantle); Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Kinnikinnick); Bergenia cordifolia (Heartleaf Bergenia); Brunnera macrophylla (Perennial Forget-me-Not); Calamintha grandiflora (Beautiful Mint); Campanula portenshlagiana (Dalmatian Bellflower); Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff); Heuchera sanguinea (Coralbells); Lamium maculatum (Spotted Dead Nettle); Mahonia repens (Creeping Grape Holly); Philadelphus microphyllus (Littleleaf Mockorange); Rosa glauca (Redleaf Rose); Ptelea trifoliata (Wafer Ash); Ribes Aureum (Golden Currant); Rubus deliciosus (Boulder Raspberry); Sedum spurium (Two-row Stonecrop); Stachys lanata (Lamb's Ear); Symphoricarpos x chenaultii (Chenault Coralberry). Although all are drought tolerant once established, it's important to keep them watered regularly during their first growing season. Enjoy your shade garden!

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