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Tell us your Favorite Shade Plants

By dave
January 20, 2016

We're putting together a list of the ATP members' favorite shade plants! Come on in and read how to nominate your favorites! We will later publish a final article on the top picks.

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Jan 27, 2016 12:22 PM CST
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
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I planted Scarlet Meidiland in spring 1995 along with several other roses. The catalog had listed it as "shade tolerant," so I planted it in a shaded area in close proximity to two large oak trees. It has grown in that spot and bloomed beautifully without fail all these years. In reading several reports about it, I have seen that there seem to be differing opinions and observations about its garden qualities, hardiness, and shade tolerance. I have noticed some reports that it grows only 3-4 feet tall and wide. I have not taken a measuring tape to mine, but I can assure that it grows up to and exceeds 6-7 feet in cane height, and spreads as wide. (Ref. first picture below) Shade seems to enhance its growth and color as long as it gets plenty of water.

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Jan 27, 2016 12:34 PM CST
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Gorgeous! Sadly, zone envy here! Sighing!
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