Plants that are in the shade - Knowledgebase Question

Woodland Hills, Ca
Question by cruzwjean
February 27, 2010
I have a large fountain that I want to plant flowers around, but the only problems it doesn't get sun. What kind of flowers would you recommend that will bloom now thru the summer.

Answer from NGA
February 27, 2010


Not only must you consider the shade, but the soil is likely to be rather moist, due to oversplash from your fountain. If so, consider planting some of the following shade loving, moist-soil tolerant perennials: Virginia Bluebells, Hosta, Joe-Pye Weed, Cardinal Flower, Cowslip, Ajuga, Astilbe, or Coral Bells. All have their own season of bloom so plant several and you'll have flowers throughout the growing season.

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