SHADE PERENNIALS - Knowledgebase Question

kalamazoo, MI
Question by dfgquilter
April 29, 2010
HI,
I HAVE A LONG SOIL EDGE ALONG MY GARAGE THAT IS ONLY ABOUT 16 INCHES WIDE. IT IS QUITE SHADY, BUT GETS SOME AM SUN.
WHAT IDEAS DO YOU HAVE TO PLANT THERE IN A NARROW SPOT?
I HAVE SOME CONE FLOWERS AND LYTHRM THERE NOW AND A FEW HARDY LILLIES. I NEED 1-2 PLANTS THAT ARE VERY HARDY AND ABOUT 2-3 FT. TALL.
THANKS SOOOO MUCH FOR ALL YOU HELP!! Dorian


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Answer from NGA
April 29, 2010

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Hostas are naturals for shady areas; Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley) with white, scented flowers; Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding Hearts) provide arches of heart-shaped flowers; Coral bells (Heuchera) provide some of the best foliage colors for shady spots; a final suggestion is ginger (Asarum canadense). Enjoy your garden!

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