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G6911, Reviewed April 2002

Gardening in the Shade

Perennial flowers

Many spring flowering bulbs grow well in shady sites, particularly under trees that leaf out late in the spring. The bulbs bloom early, and complete their growth for the year before the shade becomes too dense. Daffodil (Flowering Annuals: Characteristics and Culture.

Alumroot, Coral bells (Heuchera)

Astilbe, False Spirea (Astilbe sp)

Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)

Bellflower, Campanula (Campanula sp)

Bergenia, Pigsqueak (Bergenia cordifolia)

Bleedingheart (Dicentra sp)

Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla)

Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)

Cranesbill, Geranium (Geranium sp)

Daylily (Hemerocallis sp)

Hardy ageratum, Mist flower (Eupatorium coelestinum)

Lady's mantle (Alchemilla mollis)

Ostrich fern (Matteuccia pensylvanica)

Toad lily (Tricyrtis hirta)

Turtlehead (Chelone sp)

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