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Name: lori
live in south BC Canada..hardi (Zone 7b)
May 24, 2018 9:40 AM CST
an area near house with very low light and sunshine. only gets morning sun for a very short time.
moss does form on soil at times which have to dig in or mix up soil.
would like some colourful and/or scented plants.

can anyone give me some suggestions as to what I could try to buy at nursery?
a few of each annual and perennials please
Name: Sue Taylor
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May 24, 2018 9:52 AM CST
Damp shade certainly needn't be a problem, in fact it can be exciting. Instead of fighting it you can grow plants that are happy in that area. Finding scented plants may be more difficult but there are many plants that will thrive in that situation.
Hosta, Alchemilla, Anemone, Heuchera (some very colourful varieties are now available), Astrantia, ferns, pulmonaria, foxgloves & Persicaria will all do well.
Name: lori
live in south BC Canada..hardi (Zone 7b)
May 24, 2018 10:16 AM CST
Thankyou so much
I just had A friend suggested Japanese forest grass, coleus, impatience, for ground cover Latium, and periwinkles

Will have to do some googling as to whether annual or perennial, growth patterns and care,
Thankyou again

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