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by dcamp on August 28, 2005 12:36 AM
I have an area that receives very little filtered sum due to an extremely large maple tree. What shurbs, bushes, plants could I put there? I love the hostas with the HUGE leaves. I know there are so many different varieties and I think? they do well in the shade. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I live in zone 5. Thank you, Donna.

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by loz on August 28, 2005 02:02 PM
First thing that comes to mind is a bleeding heart(love them!)......and impatiens of course...ummm, coleus, begonias, oakleaf hydrangeas, maidenhair ferns, winged euonymus.....

That's a place to start anyway....
by loz on August 28, 2005 10:52 PM
Hey there you go....Bill hooked you up with some good info....I would've done that myself but at 2am this morning my brain just wasn't functioning properly...LOL
by weezie13 on August 29, 2005 11:21 PM
I love Mrs. Moon Pulminaria *Lungworts*
they have a pretty flower that is blue(ish)purple and turns to pink when it's fading....
Or is the other way around, I can't remember now..
They're a spring/early summer flower.. but
the leaves stay pretty all summer into fall long.

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by tamara on September 02, 2005 08:13 PM
dcamp (Donna) the hosta you are looking for is called 'Sum and substance', it has extremely large leaves.

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by johnCT on September 02, 2005 08:47 PM
Here's a great link to research hostas...

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John - Zone 6
by cinta on September 03, 2005 02:43 PM
Yes Hosta Sum and Substance is BIG. I did not think it would get soooo big so fast. It covered a fern and a hosta near his territory.

If you do not want to dig it up or its neighbors give it plenty of room.

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