Shade loving decorative plants or flowers : LUSENET : ACountryPlace : One Thread

Any and all suggestions are cordially welcomed by us. Anything that grows well in shade, bushes, plants, ground covers. Thanks for the help.

Talk to you later.

-- Bob in WI (, May 14, 2002



We have had great luck with Hosta's (sp?) They o great in shade and look nice as well

-- Jim T. (, May 14, 2002.

hows the soil,, shaded by what? acidic soil?

dayliliies dont mind shade, though they wont produce a ton of flowers in the shade

-- Stan (, May 15, 2002.

Ferns, mayapple, lily-of-the-valley,

Annuals: impatiens, coleus, begonia, lobelia

partial shade: tuberous begonias.

-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (, May 15, 2002.

Also Bleeding heart, and caladiums.

Little Bit Farm

-- Little Bit farm (, May 15, 2002.


Sandy, fair-poor, slightly acidic soil. Mostly shade from a hackberry tree. Garden is under the limbs of the tree. Located in s.w. WI. Hard winters.

Borders the south side of the house.

Talk to you later.

-- Bob in WI (, May 15, 2002.

From Jerry Bakers Garden Secrets. Wild Hyacinth,lilly-of-the- valley,crimson flag and elephant ear.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, May 15, 2002.

Hey Jay,, since you have the Jerry Baker book,, how about a critique of it? Ive thought about getting it, but didnt know if it was a waste of money. Or,,take some samples out of it,,and post them. like,,, whats he say about gettign rid of moles???

-- Stan (, May 15, 2002.

For moles: Stan, did you try Juicy Fruit gum? It worked for us!

-- Earthmama (, May 15, 2002.

He advises the juicy fruit gum in the gopher runs and a bushel of human hair clippings worked into 100 square feet of composted garden area. I like his style enough that I have bought two of his titles so far.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, May 16, 2002.

Asilbe is another that likes shade, and certain phloxes...

Hostas are wonderful, very tough, the Lily of the valley can be invasive. Aguga is another (Bugle Boy, ground cover...also aggresive) Or "snow in summer"...can't think of the latin name. Those are all perennials. Lot's of things, I have found, can tolerate alot of shade. :)

-- Patty (, May 16, 2002.

Bob, I have compiled a list of plants that are shade tolerant. The list is in latin, I do not know the common names; just ask your nursery operator about the names. Hope that this is useful. Have a good day.

Shrubs: euonymus fortunei kalmia mahonina nervosa rhammus purshiana

Perennials, Bulbs, Annuals: aconitum aegopodium podagraria ajunga anemone hybrids aquilegia bergonia browallia calceolaria 'john innes' convallaria majalis dicentra doronicium epimedium erythronuim galax urceolata hosta impatiens wallerana iris foet idessima lyysimachia nummularia meconopis vetonicifolia mimulus hybridus monarda myosotis narcissus pachysandra terminalis phlox divaricata polygonatium pulmonaria ranumculus repens 'pleniflorus' sanguinaria canadensis saxifraga stolonifira saxifraga umbrosa schizanthus pinnatus seneciohybrides shortia similacina racemosa thalictrum tricyritis

-- jonathan (, May 20, 2002.

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