Posted: 25/06/2013 at 23:58
Actually i don't really have much shade in my garden really. I have created partial shade for Astrantias, hellebores, etc and I have them where the soil is deep, rich and moist. All my plants receive plenty of sunshine too so Woody I would guess that although you grow astrantias in full sun they prob are in good soil too. It's the moisture they need.
Lindsay, I just think hellebores and astrantias are such good bedfellows along with astilbes, acteas, aconitums, dicentras and the like