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17/03/2012 at 21:37

Please can anyone tell me what plants can be planted in complete shaded areas in my garden

17/03/2012 at 22:42

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.

17/03/2012 at 23:13

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.

18/03/2012 at 10:00

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.

18/03/2012 at 21:33

Sarcococca hookeriana (Christmas Box) also do well in shaded areas - they're slow growers and are highly scented ground covering plants

19/03/2012 at 14:31

 Helleborous Niger (christmas rose) is a rather easy to grow, shade loving plant..

19/03/2012 at 20:39

Lamium will do well in shade also

20/03/2012 at 11:22

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. .

20/03/2012 at 14:27
20/03/2012 at 16:39

Brunnera is superb in dry shade Cant kill it

Also Dicentra formosa .blue divided leaves and white hanging flowers

20/03/2012 at 20:44

Foxgloves, astibles, snowdrops, heuchas, and aqualejas all do ok. probably all ,is-spelt but you get the idea or at least goole will.

09/03/2013 at 01:11

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.

09/03/2013 at 07:50
I have hellebores , ferns, dicentra, geranium (phaeum) white and deep red , campanula alba , grasses in mine at the moment .
09/03/2013 at 14:14
09/03/2013 at 18:30

Hostas should grow well in shade.

09/03/2013 at 19:23
If totally shaded I would plant ferns....they come in a range of colours and shapes. Hostas would grow there, prob not flower though, but they would have to be green and not the variegated ones. Some carex and acorus and I think liriope....grass like foliage and purple/blue flowers in autumn.....would grow well there. A fernery would be very nice, and classy!
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