flower bed north west side of house. - Knowledgebase Question

west monroe, Lo
Question by gloriaandgen
October 13, 2009
a flower bed on north west side of house next to patio. I have a Fatsia plant in center that does well.What else can i plant that would look good?Green or color.

Answer from NGA
October 13, 2009


Shade-tolerant perennials include ferns, hostas, ground orchid (Bletilla striata), strawberry begonia (Saxifraga stolonifera), indigo (Indigofera kirilowii), ligularia, aspidistra, ajuga, acorus, acanthus, wild ginger (Asarum), cardinal flower (Lobelia), toad lily (Tricyrtis), Indian pink (Spigelia), violets and the many tropical gingers. Shrubs to consider include hollies, azaleas, nandinas, cleyera, ligustrum, aucuba, fatsia, mahonia, pittosporum, hydrangea, red buckeye, sasanqua camellia. There are even small trees that like partial shade, such as parsley hawthorn, silver bell, dogwood, Japanese maple, red bud, fringe tree, Japanese yew, cherry laurel and yaupon.

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