lightsinthesky: (blue cups)
lights in the sky ([personal profile] lightsinthesky) wrote in [community profile] apartment_garden2011-07-10 02:11 am

Plants that love shade?

The space by my boyfriend's front door is rather depressing - just rocks and cobwebs - and I'd like to cheer it up a bit with a potted plant. Unfortunately, being on the first floor, it's a very shady area that doesn't get any direct sunlight at all. Does anyone know of a plant I could grow there? I am not a great gardener and I don't know much about plants, but surely there must be something that likes shade. Preferably something not terribly exotic and expensive.

Google tells me I live in Hardiness Zone 8b, if that helps.

Thanks in advance.

[personal profile] dancewithoutyou 2011-07-12 07:47 am (UTC)(link)
Looks like these would do:
Crocosmia – Montbretia
Golden Corydalis
Astilbe – Visions in White
Geranium – Rozanne
Geranium – Double Jewel
Hosta – Touch of Class
Impatiens – Rockapulco Orchid
Lamium – Ghost
Lenten Rose – Golden Sunrise
Lily – Toad – Mixed Colors
Oxalis – Strawberry
Violet – Purple Showers
Violet – Rebecca

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