What plants work in shade of big trees?

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Not hosta.

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  • Cindy Cindy on Apr 06, 2019

    Hi Jean. Sweet Alyssums, Begonias, Impatiens, and Fuchsia all love shade. So does Coleus.

  • Catherine  Hays Catherine Hays on Apr 06, 2019

    Elephant Ears and forget me nots, lobelia

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    • Catherine  Hays Catherine Hays on Apr 08, 2019

      They say Sun to Filtered Shade but my Elephant Ears in the shadiest part of my yard do the best of any of the Bulbs I have Planted. I have them with Caladiums and you wouldn't believe how they thrive in that shade. Go figure huh. lol.

  • Catherine  Hays Catherine Hays on Apr 06, 2019

    bleeding hearts are my favorites! although they do not bloom for that long they are worth it.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Apr 07, 2019

    where do you live/climate? do you want flowers?ground cover?greenery?year-round?

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    • Thanks, I put all of them on my list to take to the garden center. Are you a master gardener? I appreciate the time and knowledge that you used to answer my question.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 07, 2019

    Hello -Vinca and sedum work fabulously in my zone 7 under trees.

  • Gracie Gracie on Apr 07, 2019

    Caladiums are great in shady areas.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Apr 07, 2019

    Check out stepables, they are ground cover plants. They have ones for all different kinds of conditions.

    https://www.stepables.com/