New and without a clue! - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by steamingviki
February 12, 2010
Hi, My wife & I just bought a new house and want to know what plants/flowers can be planted in low light areas we have a LOT of trees and have to fight for direct sun. Thank You.

Answer from NGA
February 12, 2010


Some of my favorite shade loving perennials include Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten Rose), Hosta, Dryopteris erythrosora (Autumn Fern), Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum' (variegated Solomon's Seal), Athyrium nipponicum (Japanese Painted Fern), Adiantum pedatum (Maidenhair Fern), Tricyrtis (Toadlily), Epimedium 'Lilafee' (Barrenwort), Begonia grandis (Hardy Begonia), Phlox divaricata (Woodland Phlox), Asarum (Ginger), Tiarella (Foamflower), Heuchera americana 'Palace Purple' (coral bells), Anemone x hybrida (Japanese Anemone), Aquilegia canadensis (Native Columbine), Saxifraga stolonifera (Strawberry Begonia), Dicentra eximia (Fringed Bleeding Heart), Iris cristata -(Crested Iris), and Astilbe (False Spirea). I hope this short list is helpful. Enjoy your new garden!

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