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by Mannyboy on March 02, 2005 11:06 PM
I am about to plant my shady backyard. Problem is I like tropical gardens with lots of flowers. If not that than at least lush and flowery - easy to take care of and not too expensive. Any suggestions? I am in zone 10 and my yard gets only about 2.5 hours of sun a day.

thanks in advance for any help you can give!
by Sheri&Kiki on March 03, 2005 01:04 AM
Hmmm...one of my shady spots has a combination of different coleus varieties, a few impatiens, oyster plants, cordyline, elephant ears, and a couple of poinsettias. This year I'm adding some ferns. There are lots of plants you can put in the shade, especially in your planting zone. Good luck, and happy gardening! [wayey]
by rozy221 on March 04, 2005 05:14 AM
Off the top of my head, Astilbes, bleeding heart, hydrangeas all do well in the shade. This is a great site that allows you to do custom searches-their prices seem pretty reasonable too-I plan to buy some stuff in a couple of weeks-definately worth checking out.
http://www.bluestoneperennials.com/b/bp/index.html
by Mannyboy on March 04, 2005 07:55 PM
Thanks everyone! I'll let you know how it goes....
by Bestofour on March 05, 2005 04:56 AM
MannyBoy, don't buy everything now. In the fall we'll all have lots of seeds we can send you.

How about planting hostas?

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