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Please can anyone tell me what plants can be planted in complete shaded areas in my garden
Ferns like to live in shaded areas. If you have a forest of woodland area near to where you live you'll see them growning amongst the tree in abundance.
I read sweet woodruff will go along with shade as well. They have white blossoms in May/June and smell nice. There is always ivy as well, the most shade resistant plant I know of. Avoid any varieties with white markings, as in complete shade the white will fade to a sickly pale green. Rather go for some dark leafed varieties with an interesting leaf shape.
I have two dwarf rhodedendrons growing quite happily after three years in almost permanent shade. They only get a little sun for the first few hours of the day.
Sarcococca hookeriana (Christmas Box) also do well in shaded areas - they're slow growers and are highly scented ground covering plants
Helleborous Niger (christmas rose) is a rather easy to grow, shade loving plant..
Lamium will do well in shade also
Aconites grow well if you want to plant bulbs and cyclmn grow quite well also shrub wise Aucuba japonica Rozannie ( nice berries in autumn) and dark glossy leaves. .
Brunnera is superb in dry shade Cant kill it
Also Dicentra formosa .blue divided leaves and white hanging flowers
Foxgloves, astibles, snowdrops, heuchas, and aqualejas all do ok. probably all ,is-spelt but you get the idea or at least goole will.
Thank's, a friend of mine has a house with a small back yard which is in complete shadow most of the day, she would love to be able to grow some cheerfull flowers, your suggestions are most welcome.
Hostas should grow well in shade.