31 March 2017

Perennial Plants for Shade

We have a grove of trees on our back acre and have planted dozens of plant varieties back there. Based on our soil type, rainfall amount, and lack of attention (zone 7 NE OK) I can recommend some real winners. We've gardened on these 2 acres for 20 years now and these are the plants that have thrived with minimal attention.
All of these are blooming now - photos taken yesterday.

Viburnum shrub


Daffodils planted under shade trees return every year

Flowering quince in half shade 

Native Phlox blooms, spreads

Shasta daisies do quite well around shrubs

Iris of course bloom before trees leaf out

Rue Anemone spreads very slowly and blooms every spring

Spicebush shrub blooms every spring and feeds Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillars


Virginia bluebells - native - incredible!

Spanish bluebells - thrive here

Native violets feed bees, butterflies

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