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flowering ground cover for shade?

Posted by ccodd sacramento, ca (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 13, 10 at 22:31

One of my catalogs lists the groundcover Bellium, Miniature Mat Daisy, as a white daisy flower that will grow in full shade. I've been looking for years for a flowering shade ground cover and haven't really found anything I'm happy with. Not at all sure I believe their ad, sounds too good to be true. Anyone have any experience with this? Is it a Bellis, English Daisy?

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RE: flowering ground cover for shade?

My favorite flowering groundcovers for shade:

Ajuga reptans CARPET BUGLE
Campanula portenschlagiana DALMATIAN BELLFLOWER
Campanula poscharskyana SERBIAN BELLFLOWER
Eomecon chionantha SNOW POPPY
Satureja douglasii YERBA BUENA
Saxifraga stolonifera STRAWBERRY SAXIFRAGE
Trachelospermum asiaticum CONFEDERATE JASMINE
Viola hederacea AUSTRALIAN VIOLET (may not be suitable for Sacramento)


RE: flowering ground cover for shade?

I have never seen it in this neck of the woods down south, at least not in flats or as groundcover. It doesn't look anything like English Daisy to me. The other garden site describes it as a rock garden type of a plant for full sun or partial shade.

How much shade are we talking? I grow Santa Barbara daisies in partial shade, along with the ever-spreading violets.

RE: flowering ground cover for shade?

Forget-me-nots, bleeding hearts and a pale pink species geranium are my choices. (Can you tell I like weedy plants?) They are so beautiful under the blooming Occidentale azaleas now.

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