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Shadyfolks
Chesterland, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 27, 2007
12:20 PM

Post #4234194

What do you have in your shade garden that blooms in June & July in moderate shade? I thought this might make a good post for reference.

I have no problem with color in my woodland garden in the spring, but come June and July, it needs some more color. At best I have a few hours of sunlight that comes in the morning. the rest of the day the sun filters through the canopy. I already have Astilbe and hydrangea, a few daylilies...

Shadyfolks
sanannie
White Lake, ON
(Zone 4b)

November 28, 2007
2:00 AM

Post #4237408

Hi Shady, good idea for a reference thread. Here's a few that bloom in that timeframe here:

Lady's Mantle
Goatsbeard
Astrantia 'Ruby Wedding'
Corydalis lutea
Dicentra 'Luxuriant'
Dicentra spectabilis
Foxglove
Galium odoratum
Heuchera 'Rave On' (great flowers)
Lamium
Phlox divaricata (woodland phlox)
Jacob's Ladder
Rogersia
Tiarella


Sandy
Shadyfolks
Chesterland, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 30, 2007
1:32 AM

Post #4244826

Sandy,
Great list, You know I have these plants or variations of them. I guess I should start thinking about rearranging some of them so they have more a impact.
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 30, 2007
1:56 AM

Post #4244934

That is a great list Sandy.
There are hostas that bloom in July.
bonitin
Gent
Belgium
(Zone 8a)

December 3, 2007
4:29 PM

Post #4257279

I can add some to the nice list of Sandy;

Aconitums;
Aquilegia's (mine were still blooming in June...)
Campanula poscharskyana
Campanula persicifolia
Campanula lactiflora
Fuchia magellanica
Ligularia prewalszki (mine blooms from middle june on..)
Lilium martagon (blooms in June)
Lysimachia nummularia
Oxalis articulata
Platycodon grandiflorus
Solanum dulcamara
Zantedeschia aethiopica



happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

February 25, 2008
10:24 PM

Post #4587622

Did you see the perennial co-op at http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/816414/ ? There are a lot of heuchera/tiarella, etc. at great prices -- perfect for the shade.
Shadyfolks
Chesterland, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 25, 2008
11:30 PM

Post #4587875

Thanks to both of you - happy and bonitin,
I don't have much luck with heuchera, as a matter of fact I was recently talking with some other shade gardeners and they too, don't have luck with them either, so it just might our local region isn't conducive for them. I have tiarella and they bloom earlier for me.

Bonitin, you have listed many plants that I don't have like the aconitums and campanula and lysimachia solanum...

Zantedeschia aethiopica is not hardy where I live;o( I grow Zantedeschia albomaculata" which is hardy for me!

I don't think solanum is hardy for me either.
happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

February 26, 2008
1:41 AM

Post #4588477

You must be kidding about the heuchera -- they do great for me. I love love love them -- and believe me, I can kill anything. I still have a Purple Palace I put in 15 years ago. But the newer varieties are gorgeous.
bonitin
Gent
Belgium
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2008
9:49 AM

Post #4589636

It sure must be all that love that makes them thrive Happy, lol!
the problem with heutchera is that the soil must be moist but not wet very well drained, specially in the winter they can start rotting in lengthy rainy periods. I also love them but mine suffer in the long wet winters over here, but they often recover in spring.


Try Lilium martagon Shady, they are gorgeous and certainly hardy for you, they need a couple of hours of sun though..They bloom in May-June in my place. I think many plants that bloom in May in my zone probably would be a month later in your place. Then there are even more choices...
Aconitums are hardy too till zone 5.
Campanula takesimana is gorgeous with large nodding flowers, also hardy for you plus all the other campanulas in my list.
also hardy until zone 4-5 are all the different types of Lysimachia.
Then there are the Ligularia's, also late bloomers...

I thought pics say more than just names, so I will post some of mine,
I'm not sure if all of them are hardy in your place, you can find out in PF, but I think most will be.

Aruncus dioicus, blooming in June-July







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bonitin
Gent
Belgium
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2008
9:53 AM

Post #4589637

Campanula poscharskyana, blooming in June

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bonitin
Gent
Belgium
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2008
9:56 AM

Post #4589638

Campanula lactiflora 'Loddon Anne'. There are many other beautiful types.

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bonitin
Gent
Belgium
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2008
9:57 AM

Post #4589640

Campanula 'Kent Belle'

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bonitin
Gent
Belgium
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2008
10:00 AM

Post #4589644

Lilium martagon 'alba', blooming in June

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bonitin
Gent
Belgium
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2008
10:01 AM

Post #4589646

Lilium martagon, all the martagons are hardy untill zone 4 I think..

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bonitin
Gent
Belgium
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2008
10:01 AM

Post #4589647

Close-up of the same

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bonitin
Gent
Belgium
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2008
10:05 AM

Post #4589648

What about all the beautiful woodland oxalis, don't know though if all of them are hardy for you..
This one is Oxalis articulata, it takes quite a lot of shade and blooms from April on even until November non-stop. I even sometimes still get some flowers in December!

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bonitin
Gent
Belgium
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2008
10:08 AM

Post #4589650

and then this volunteer that came up in my shady garden, it only gets a couple of hours of sun in summer-time, it started blooming very late from July on for many months after.
Rudbeckia hirta

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bonitin
Gent
Belgium
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2008
10:11 AM

Post #4589651

and the many beautiful varieties of the very easy
Schizostylus coccinea

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bonitin
Gent
Belgium
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2008
10:12 AM

Post #4589652

There are many pretty lamiums too..
This is Lamium maculatum'Beacon Silver'.

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bonitin
Gent
Belgium
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2008
10:15 AM

Post #4589653

Ligularia prewalszki, starts blooming late around July-August.
Mine hardly gets any sun at all..

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bonitin
Gent
Belgium
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2008
10:16 AM

Post #4589655

Detail of the interesting flower;

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bonitin
Gent
Belgium
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2008
10:23 AM

Post #4589657

Brunnera macrophylla blooms in April-May but the floliage is very handsome.

These are 'Jack Frost' with the strong veining and the other on the left 'Looking Glass', last year I bought one called 'Morse' that will bloom with white flowers but with the same veined foliage like 'Jack Frost'.


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bonitin
Gent
Belgium
(Zone 8a)

February 26, 2008
10:24 AM

Post #4589658

detail of the pretty real blue forget-me-not flowers

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happy_macomb
Chevy Chase, MD
(Zone 7a)

February 26, 2008
12:19 PM

Post #4589805

Beautiful!
Illoquin
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 26, 2008
1:45 PM

Post #4590056

Does it have to be flowers for color? Could you use Heucherella Sunspot? (Cross between Tiarella and Heuchera) Here is a link to a picture of it -- upper lefthand corner. http://www.terranovanurseries.com/wholesale/popups/heusco.html

Or what about Coleus -- an annual

Here is a picture of Claude Shride, a martagon lily. It's the red one in the back. The martagon in the front, sort of peach colored, is Mrs RO Backhouse. The Asiatic lily in the front gets a lot of sun.

Also, the different kinds of Thalictrum all bloom in that time frame.

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LeBug
Greenville, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 26, 2008
3:49 PM

Post #4590595

Here's some plants in the perennial coop that you might use and it would have color all year:

http://www.gardencrossings.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/plants.plantDetail/plant_id/27/index.htm

http://www.waysidegardens.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StoreCatalogDisplay?storeId=10151&catalogId=10151&langId=-1&mainPage=LGprodview&ItemId=40667&PrevMainPage=advsearchresults&scChannel=newproducts&SearchText=l1.v287;p49.v292&OfferCode=V3H

http://www.terranovanurseries.com/wholesale/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=294

The perennial coop
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/816414/
pegzhere
Bettendorf, IA

February 29, 2008
2:04 PM

Post #4604385

That oxalis is gorgeous!! Not hardy here but after last year I have a bed that will be annual oxalis. I had old planters from prior years St. Patrick's Day "shamrock" plants that I wanted to use for something else. They were at least 2 years old. Dry old dirt that had been sitting in the garage. I dumped the dirt and all of the sudden the oxalis came back to life! All summer had the most beautiful display of oxalis :) I always load up on them this time of year for inside the house but will put them outside once it warms up :)

I can't get my heichera to do well either. it doesn'e die, but it doesn't grow or bloom either. I went crazy getting it 2 years ago when I started gardening and they are all the same exact size as that year and not one has bloomed :(
CindyMzone5
Hobart, IN

March 5, 2008
11:56 PM

Post #4627167

I thought I was the only one who has a black thumb with Heucheras. 'Lime Ricky' was doing great for two years running but after coming back last spring, it gave up by June. I was wondering if there's a weak link in the newer varieties. Maybe they don't like midwestern winters?
fernman23
HENDERSON, NV
(Zone 9a)

March 10, 2008
9:53 PM

Post #4647604

my Heuchera has not grown more than a few leave in 1 year, although it bloomed when I brought it HOME~! I cut the bloom to help the roots, of course, but still growth is SLOW!
fernman23
doss
Stanford, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 11, 2008
12:23 AM

Post #4648322

Here are some ligularias blooming in August.

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Shadyfolks
Chesterland, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 19, 2008
12:10 AM

Post #4680249

Illoquin, your martagon lilies are beautiful, I tried to grow them once but didn't have any luck with them, I think I don't have enough sun for them.
Doss, that's a beautful corner and picture, did you put the wall in yourself?
bonitin
Gent
Belgium
(Zone 8a)

March 19, 2008
7:07 AM

Post #4681438

Doss, your wall looks very chic!
I love Ligularia's, but I keep them in pots as they seem to be irresistible for slugs and snails.
It's long ago though I've tried them in full ground and in the mean while I have a whole army of toads, frogs and newts that keep that problem under control pretty well, so I guess I could try them again along my pond..

Shady, my L.martagons don't get much sun at all and they do bloom for me. It is a type of lily that does well in half-shade..
SongsofJoy
New Hampshire, NH
(Zone 5b)

March 19, 2008
11:28 AM

Post #4681583

My japanese iris blooms in mid-late June in part-shade. Oh, and hardy geraniums too.

I have more trouble with August and September...once my astilbe show is over, my yard looks kind of bland.
tabasco
Cincinnati (Anderson, OH
(Zone 6a)

April 7, 2008
11:58 PM

Post #4772777


Oh, I love your Campanula poscharskyana, bonitin! So pretty planted along the shady steps. I guess I didn't realize camapanulas liked shade--maybe I can grow a few where I have my daffodils blooming now...I wonder...?

I 'wintersowed' about 5 kinds a campanulas so I'm hoping for some pretties for the shadey corners of the garden, too.

And, Hi! Shadyfolks, I haven't seen your posts lately (nor Doss's) so it's good to catch up. Are you having another garden tour in June/July?! Is that why you need the blooms? Are we invited?? LOL (-:



Gardenfrances
Salt Point, NY
(Zone 5a)

April 8, 2008
12:07 AM

Post #4772832

Bonitin, your gardens are amazing! Somehow the shady gardens seem so peaceful and understated. Gorgeous.
Illoquin, the martagon lilies are something else. We're in the same zone, so I can't wait to look into those!
Doss, you have some beautiful gardens!
It's so nice to have found DG and see what's 'poppin' everywhere!
wood_fern
Urbandale, IA

April 10, 2008
3:57 PM

Post #4787120

Iím updating a north side entry way always in shade. You might be interested in some types of ligularia, loosetrife and touch-me-not, a very tall type of impatiens (impatiens balfouri) that grows up to 3 ft tall.

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