Need flowering shrub for shade
I am so devastated - I was all set to order a few hydrangeas for my backyard and just learned that they are poisonous. I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter and since the backyard has been designed for her to roam free, I've decided not to risk it with the hydrangeas.
So here's where I need your help fellow shady gardeners...
I have a foundation area about 2 feet wide and eight feet across on the east side of my master bedroom. The area is pretty much shaded all year, except for a few hours of early morning sun in the Summer. The sun then goes behind a large redwood then over the house.
There's a window on that wall that's about four feet off the ground so I don't want anything too high or something that will require alot of maintenance to keep the height in check.
I'd like to find something fairly common so it's easy to locate either locally or online.
Suggestions are greatly appreciated.