For the shadiest spots where even impatiens or sweet william complain for
need of light, English or Spanish bluebells can't be beat. They'll even
thrive right up next to the roots of big shrubs, or back under the eaves
of the house that get almost no water. They're only present in spring of
course but that's enough. I wouldn't waste a choice garden space on them
because they're just so damned great in spots that are otherwise
-paghat the ratgirl
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On Jul 23, 5:59 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org (paghat) wrote:
Sounds like a Jack-in-the-Pulpit I planted eons ago at my mom's house.
It was right at the base of a White Pine, and popped up every year
like clockwork. Hmmm, there's that wasted space between the shed and
the compost...I wonder...
> Now the foxgloves have stopped flowering what plant would be a good
> replacement in a shadey boarder, that will offer height and colour? My
> boarder is looking so bare now.
Depends a bit on how shady the border is.
Martagon lilies will do very well in light shade, and will naturalize;
Japanese anenomes the same - though try to keep to the white forms
which are less rampant. Both flower after foxgloves. The native wood
gentian is well worth considering.
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