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Please help me suggest plants for a shady North corner

(7 Posts)
QuintessentialOHara Fri 26-Apr-13 16:15:18

It is semi to deep shade, with some morning sun, what can I plant there?
I need both large and small suggestions, as the corner is almost totally bare.

Rhubarbgarden Fri 26-Apr-13 16:44:37

Large shrubs:
Fantsia japonica
Viburnum tinus
Viburnum plicatum 'Mariesii'
Philadelphus
Hydrangea

Small shrubs
Ruscus aculeatum
Sarcococca
Buxus

Perennials:
Bergenia
Crocosmia
Ferns
Pulmonaria
Heuchera
Tiarella
Hostas
Solomon's Seal
Many varieties of perennial geranium

cantspel Fri 26-Apr-13 17:05:22

Polemonium caeruleum (jacobs ladder)
Digitalis(foxglove)
Hosta
and even Hydrangea will tolerate shade

funnyperson Fri 26-Apr-13 22:38:00

Climbers on the other thread on shade
Large for back of border: Alchemillia Mollis; Foxgloves in light colours (alba etc) Hyrangea arborescens or petiolaris; Garrya Elliptica
Japanese anemones; rose Dr du Jamain; Clematis;
Front of border: pernennial geraniums various sorts; astrantia; hosta; solomons seal; ferns; hellebores; wood anemones; trillium; ceratostigma; viola;

These are nice clematis for shade
www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/clematis-will-tolerate-shade/

funnyperson Fri 26-Apr-13 22:39:57

I also love this offer
www.gardens4you.co.uk/index.php?/Perennial-Gardens/White-shade-garden-8-plants-and-shrubs#.UXrzwXC9xlw

QuintessentialOHara Sat 27-Apr-13 09:31:06

Some good suggestions there, thanks!

DewDr0p Sun 28-Apr-13 00:03:28

Loads of good ideas here. Mahonia is good too. Also astilbe and dicentra.

Get some variegated foliage in would be my tip - it really lightens things up.

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