Flowers - Knowledgebase Question

jacksonville, Fl
Question by klfarley
September 25, 2009
My yard is full of trees and gets virtually no sun. My trees have killed off my grass. Is there a grown cover you can suggest. Also I'd like to add some colors into my yard. What flowers can I plant now and are very easy to take care of.

Answer from NGA
September 25, 2009


Lots of plants will grow in the shade. You can plant them now: Alpinia zerumbet (variegated shell ginger), Alstroemeria psittacina (parrotlily), Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine), Aristea ecklonii (blue flies), Aspidistra elatior (iron plant), Asplenium nidus (bird's nest fern), Caladium bicolor (caladium), Canna X generalis (canna), Chlorophytum comosum (spider plant), Coleus x hybridus (Flame Nettle), Crinum asiaticum (grand crinum lily), Cycas revoluta (sago palm), Cyrtomium falcatum (holly fern), Elettaria cardamomum (cardamom), Farfugium japonicum (leopard plant), Globba winitii (dancing ladies ginger), Hedychium coronarium (ginger lily), Helleborus orientalis (lenten rose), Hosta spp. (hosta), Kaempferia laotica (peacock ginger), Liriope muscari (liriope), Lycoris squamigera (surprise lily), Mitchella repens (partridge berry), Monstera deliciosa (windowleaf), Muscari spp. (grape hyacinth), Nephrolepis exaltata (sword fern), Ophiopogon japonicus (mondo grass). I'm sure you'll find others in your local garden center. Enjoy your shade garden!

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