What are low maintenance shade perennials?

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I love to garden but unfortunately need to work two jobs at the moment. Our property is lined with pine trees that have limbs cut off up to about 15ft. What would be the best perennials to plant? Thank you in advance.

Lynn
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 26, 2017
    What is your Location?
  • Richardstarling Richardstarling on Apr 26, 2017
    Spring Bloomers: Old fashion Bleeding Heart and fern leaf type, Columbine (aquilegia), Coral Bells, Ferns, Forget-me-nots (Myosotis Sylvatica), Heart Leaf Brunnera (aka false forget-me-nots), Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla Mollis), Lily of the valley (Convallaria Majalis), Lungwort (Pulmonaria), Pig squeak (Bergenia Corifolia), Primrose (Primula), Viola/Violet note: most varieties are also fragrant. Summer Bloomers: Japanese Anemore, Rose Campion (Lychnis Coronaria), Jacob's Ladder (Polemonium), Hosta Plantain Lily, Chinese Meadow Rue, Blue eyed grass.
  • Jane Cox Lord Jane Cox Lord on Apr 26, 2017
    It depends on where you live. In the south, some very easy perenniels are hosta, oxalis (although can spread, and some consider this a weed), and iris. I also have day lillies in my shade garden. Up north, I loved having lupine in my shade garden.
  • Lyn17352711 Lyn17352711 on Apr 26, 2017
    I do have hostas (several) and honestly, we have such a long treeline I wouldn't mind anything that would spread.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 26, 2017
    Instead of looking for spreading ground cover which eventully grows where you do not want it try mixing in Heucheras and sedge grasses.There are available in many colors and add a lot of texture and color to a landscape.
  • Lyn17352711 Lyn17352711 on Apr 27, 2017
    Thank you! I will do that.
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