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?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
don_licuala(10a)

Azaleas

    Bookmark   March 18, 2008 at 5:09PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
carthgar

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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
There's Fungus Amongst-Us
Good morn, This is my second year container gardening...
Tullia
Butter Bean Question
Growing up my mother cooked butter beans that were...
DPYSRG
cape honeysuckle
I have a cape honeysuckle that has been blooming very...
patricia48
hybrid tea roses
Hey all, about a month ago I bought two hybrid tea...
energy_rater_la
Raised Bed Garden Feb, Houston?
Hi, Everyone - we are amateurs. Last spring, we put...
row1
Sponsored Products
XP Kona Pendant
Lightology
Sonneman | Connetix 16in Ceiling Light
YLighting
Kenroy Home Lamps Richardson 30 in. Bronze Table Lamp 31380BRZ
$99.00 | Home Depot
Tolomeo Classic Table Lamp - Incandescent by Artemide
$320.00 | Lumens
Desk Lamp with Wood Shade
ParrotUncle
Set of 3 Kathy Ireland Broadway Collection Lamps
Lamps Plus
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™