moist acidic shade

bromacMarch 14, 2008

We have recently moved into a new house where the front of the house faces north and is covered by full shade. The beds in front of the house were bare so I have a new canvas to start with but the soil is moist and acidic due to the pine trees in the front. What can I plant that will give some color to the front of the house. I have some ferns that I brought from our old house and would like to plant some annuals or perennials that would do well in the soil. Any suggestions?

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susangarrison(8b FL Panhandle)

Things that have done well for me in those conditions include hydrangeas (mophead, lacecaps and oakleaf), ferns, caladiums, illustris taro (a small short black/green elephant ear), in fact all elephant ears, hostas, lunar moth ginger, Elizabeth campanula.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2008 at 1:00AM
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