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BEST PERENNIAL PLANTS FOR SHADE

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Best Plants That Grow Great in the Shade and Come Back Year After Year

Rated 1 point - posted 9 years ago by paulT in category Home.
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Wild ginger (Asarum canadense) Report Abuse
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Lamium Report Abuse
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(Dicentra eximia and D. formosa) Report Abuse
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Japanese painted fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum) Report Abuse
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Bigroot geranium (Geranium macrorrhizum) Report Abuse
Heat/Drought-tolerant; deer/rabbit tolerant; has large thick rhizomes that poke out of the ground & slowly spread across the surface; tough basal structure; beautiful magenta flowers with enormous rose-red calyces; seeds are decoratively red.
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Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis) Report Abuse
In late spring and early summer, it produces pink or white heart-shaped flowers that hang from arching stems. Hardy in Zones 3-9 and grows up to 4 feet tall.
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Leopard Plant Farfugium japonica var. ‘Auro-maculata’) Report Abuse
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Monkshood (Aconitum) Report Abuse
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Lilyturf (Liriope) Report Abuse
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Japanese forestgrass (Hakonechloa macra) Report Abuse
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Hosta Report Abuse
Showiest and easy-to-grow of the shade perennials; offers the most variety of any shade plant-choose from miniatures that grow only a couple of inches wide or giants that sprawl 6 feet or more across.
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Lenten Rose (Helleborus) Report Abuse
One of the earliest bloomers in shade garden; although it appears delicate, it is actually quite sturdy once it gets established; deer- and rabbit-resistant.
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Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus drummondii) Report Abuse
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Lyre Leaf Sage (Salvia lyrata) Report Abuse
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Penstomen (Pentstemon tenuis) Report Abuse
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Columbine Hinckleyana - Aquilegia chrysantha var. Hinkleyana Report Abuse
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Epimedium Report Abuse
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Lungwort (Pulmonaria) Report Abuse
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Astilbe Report Abuse
Prefers consistently moist soil, so it's a good choice for areas that don't drain well; tough plant; blooms in shades of burgundy, red, pink, lavender, and white; in addition to the attractive flowers, it has finely cut foliage, which in many varieties is flushed with bronze
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Ajuga Report Abuse
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