Plants for damp shade

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10:20 PM - May 28, 2003 #1

After finally clearing the weeds from half of my front garden I have a few gaps, can anyone please suggest plants for damp shade - not pink and 3' ish tall. I have gone totally plant blind and can't think of anything
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jo m 1
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10:46 PM - May 28, 2003 #2

DeeDee
Just a few of the plants that grow in a rather damp, shady bit in my own garden.....................don't know what the book says about them, but as the plants can't actually read what they're supposed to like, I don't suppose it matters much
Astrantias
Digitalis - the excelsior series
Something that begins with Z ( I think!) - bog plant, big white flower - stinks rotten but looks beautiful ????
asorted perennial geraniums
Miscanthus grasses
Campanulas - the tall blue & white ones
Dicentras
Azaleas/dwarf rhodies

& the ubiquitous welsh poppy!

I'll have to have another look in the daylight!
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11:06 PM - May 28, 2003 #3

Have a look at RHS Plants for Places, Dee Dee, I think they've got something on their website too. I'm into plants for dry shade so can't be more helpful at the mo...................
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11:15 PM - May 28, 2003 #4

Most of my garden is damp shade. Would second the above mentioned by Jo.
A couple more that come to mind staight away are thalictrums - some just opening now. My favourite is thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double' which flowers later in the summer and has small delicate double lilac flowers and blooms for a good spell.
The other which is about to flower is aruncus dioicus - goat's beard. It has huge creamy plumes.
Will venture forth in daylight to see what else is thriving
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9:28 AM - May 29, 2003 #5

DD - Here's what I have on the north-facing side of my clay next to the 2-metre hedge (that hasn't already been mentioned). I'll put the leaf & flower colour in for the benefit of those who don't know them.
Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker' (purple leaves, yellow flowers)
Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' (fresh green leaves, huge white flowers - some slug damage to leaves)
Astilbes (I have red and white flowered - newly planted but they seem to like it there)
Sweet violet
Matteucia struthiopteris (Ostrich-feather, or Shuttlecock fern)
Another fern - possibly Dryopteris Felix-Mas but hey, I'm no expert!
Japanese Anenome 'Honorine Jorbet' (darkish green leaves, white flowers)
Aucuba japonica Crotonifolia
Euonymus fortunei Emerald Gaiety
Potentilla 'Red Ace'
I thinks that's it, but I'll have a look out the window in a bit and see if there's anything I've forgotten.



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6:12 PM - May 29, 2003 #6

I am new to the shade garden but I have noticed the astilbes just love the damp shade !
I have Bressingham Beauty(cotton candy pink) yet to bloom and the Snowdrift(white) but my Fanal is a rich red and beautiful and the Deutschland is white and very fragrant . One bloom will perfume a room .
The foliage part gets about 2 ' high but the blooms will add another foot easily .
Not good at Math so unable to convert to meters .
I also enjoy the Japanese Painted Fern but it is a bit shorter than what you are looking for .
The only reason people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
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8:01 PM - May 29, 2003 #7


forgot the aquilegias!
bound to be others - just can't remember the names of them!
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10:34 PM - May 29, 2003 #8

I have a moist shady border,here a list of plants in mine.
Ligularia,thalictrum,flag iris,astrantia,brunnera,
hosta, japanese painted ferns,rodgersia, day lilies,
and astilebes.
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6:59 AM - May 30, 2003 #9

I have a very damp shade garden also and in it are:-
Rhododendrons
Azalias
Hostas
Astilbes
saxifraga (variagated London Pride)
Berginia
primulas
Camelias
bluebells
campanula glomeratas
heutcheras (sp) coral bells
Hydrangeas
English daisies
digitalis
Moss - Irish and scottish (geen and gold)
....and for summer, it still looks colourful with the hydrangeas, and the summer bedders, tuberous begonias and lobelia, light colour Cambridge blue if I can get it, otherwise Crystal Palace!!
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