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Low growing perennials for shady areas


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Ruth08-May-04 06:30 AM EST 5a   
Nancy20-May-04 02:27 PM EST 5   
Pat27-May-04 03:23 PM EST 5b   


Subject: Low growing perennials for shady areas
From: Ruth
Zone: 5a
Date: 08-May-04 06:30 AM EST

I have started a small shade garden under some linden trees and would like some ideas on small low growing perennials for the front. I have lillies, hostas,astilbe and some ferms growing there now. thanks!


Subject: RE: Low growing perennials for shady areas
From: Nancy
Zone: 5
Date: 20-May-04 02:27 PM EST

Hi Ruth,

I can't believe nobody's answered this yet, there are so many to choose from. Here're some shade lovers that should all stay under 12 inches for you: heuchera, tiarella, geranium macrorhizum (sp?), corydalis lutea (ferny foliage with small yellow flowers all summer), corydalis ochroleuchra (same as lutea, but white), pulmonaria (hairy leaves with white spots), japanese painted fern, lamium, ajuga, brunnera

Have fun!


Subject: RE: Low growing perennials for shady areas
From: Pat
Zone: 5b
Date: 27-May-04 03:23 PM EST

I have Pachysandra in the front of my shade garden. I believe they stayed green all winter under the snow.


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