carriey Posts: 2
A small area of our garden border (about 1m x 0.5m and then another section about 0.5m x 0.5m) is pretty much in full shade, it's empty at the moment but I was wondering if any one knows of any 'tropical' style plants that do well in shade?
I know ferns do well so may incorporate some of those but I'd like to include some other plants in there too.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
IF YOU ARE PREPARED TO GROW THEM IN POTS AND TAKE THEM INDOORS OVER THE WINTER ALMOST ANY TROPICAL LOOKING HOUSE PLANT WOULD APPRECIATE BEING IN THE SHADE.
If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
Interesting - I would never have thought of that, Thanks!
Although our spot is behind a not particularly attractive overgrown shrub so some of the striking houseplant types might be a bit wasted behind it.
I was sort of thinking low-lying ground cover types if you know of any?
How about a brunnera? Mine grow where little else will,
Try a fatsia japonica. It will be quite happy in shady and has a tropical feel to it.
My camelias thrive in the shade. Dicentra also do well. Chocolate vine is a good shade climber and the scent from mine at the moment is fantastic.
Hostas are good and produce pretty flower spikes. Teamed with the other suggestions it should look fab.