Asked on May 10, 2017

What are the best shade plants?

JohnJanet PizaroBarb T
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I have poor soil, so need something hearty. It gets some sun, but minimal.
8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 10, 2017

    Annuals or perennials.What is you location?
  • Jane
    on May 11, 2017

    Hostas & Bleeding Hearts, You can look that up on Pinterest.
  • Bulldog
    on May 11, 2017

    Hostas will grow well there
  • Bulldog
    on May 11, 2017

    Hostas
  • John
    on May 11, 2017

    first thing I tell gardeners is know your USDA zone number. Google USDA zone and enter your zip code. Mine is 8b. Now when you look at plants only look at plants in your zone....others are a 50/50 chance.....for instance cactus are not suited for Montana....weeping willow (requires a lot of water) is not suited for Arizona...same for all plants...once you know your zone number, look for shade plants in that zone category.....astillbe, viburnum , any flower that mother nature allows to grow in your local wooded area.....so take a hike in your local woods and see what mother nature planted...so many people waste time and money trying to grow plants not suited for their zone...by the way, never pick plants from a forest without permission---if it is a wildlife preserve there could be fines and jail....private property may get you shot...always have a camera to take a picture to show your local nursery.
  • Barb T
    on May 11, 2017

    Hosta. They come in many shades of green/blue/chartreuse . There are large ones and small ones. Over 300 varieties. Look it up and choose the colors you like. I'll bet you have friends you can get pieces from.

  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 17, 2017

    Try planting Heuchera ,Lirope, as perennials.Annuals....Non-stop begonia,new guinea impatients,fuchsias,caladiums
  • John
    on May 18, 2017

    glad to help...you live in an area where azaleas would be nice...rhododendrums, hostas, day lilies,ferns...especially fox tail, jumpin jacks, guardaria...some call Mexican hats, Mexican heather elephant ears.....well shucks-YA'LL can grow bout anything you set yer mind to. Try succulents too....just google succulents for pictures....I have hunted in the woods in your area and have seen blackeyed susans, astilbe, honeysuckle, alum, wild blooming onions...deer hate them.....I would look for deer proof plants.....there are a ton of deer in your area...and they love to eat rose blossoms (so don't plant roses if you don't want them to attract deer to your garden)
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