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By San

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom Gb

What are the best ground cover plants for shady areas?
I have a patch of ground with nothing growing (only weeds) and I want to cover it with something.




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Here are a few for you to consider:

Bergenia cordifolia
Chrysogonum virginianum
Geranium macrorrhizum, G. nodosum and G. versicolor
Ajuga
Pulmonaria
Saxifraga
Tiarella cordifolia or T. wherryi
Symphytum 'Goldsmith' - be careful not to go for other Symphytums which may be invasive!
Pachysandra
Vinca minor (can be a little invasive, though!)
Lamium

Hope this helps.

19 Aug, 2010

 

Bergenia, Geranium, Pulmonaria and Pachysandra are all growing well on a very shaded bank that I have. As is Dicentra and Cyclamen and in the spring various anenomes, daffs and narcissi.

19 Aug, 2010

san
San
 

Thank you all for the advice...x

21 Aug, 2010

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