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LLMLLM Posts: 46

Hi all,

I am planting a herbaceous border in my front garden (north facing) and looking for some low level evergreen shrubs that are happy in full shade.

Thank you!


  • Mark56Mark56 Posts: 1,653

    Hypericum calycinum has beautiful bee friendly yellow flowers that will flower throughout Summer & into Autumn here, even in the shade. This variety is more low growing for ground cover. 

  • PerkiPerki Posts: 2,366

    viburnum tinus - Euonymus varieties. could try some evergreen perennials  Heuchera / Tiarellia - pulmonaria - hellibore - bergenia 

    Last edited: 22 February 2017 23:48:37

  • LLMLLM Posts: 46

    Thanks for the ideas, I will be on google searching them all!

    The idea is to have mostly herbaceous plants, but with some evergreen to add some interest over Winter (unless some plants are hardy and keep their leaves over winter?)

    Any other suggestions on how to go about this would be great as I am new to this! 

  • LLMLLM Posts: 46

    Hi all,

    So I slightly deviated from a herbaceous border to whatever I could find and that was cheap.


    From bottom to top there is astillbe, (very leggy) hebe, forget-me-nots, fuchia, wildflower border mix seedlings, another forget-me-not and a lupin. 

    I am not completely happy with the final look as it looks very miss matched, any suggestions for design and plants please!

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