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Ideas for dry deep shade?

Devon, United Kingdom Gb

What I would really love is a hardy geranium. The spot I want to plant is at the base of a red oak; deep shade in summer. Spring bulbs just die off and never come back.
Any ideas GOY?



have a look at the plants in my list. I have a very large beech tree that i have to contened with. and i have several geraniums that you can have bits of in the spring if you'd like them.

5 Aug, 2009


I too have hardy Geraniums under a Silver Birch and a False Acacia, they seem to love it and flower their heads off!!!

5 Aug, 2009


Geranium macrorhizum would be the best one to try. Grows happily under my hazel tree. Keep it watered until it is established, then it thrives on neglect

5 Aug, 2009


Thanx SBG. I'll have a look at your planting and I would love a bit of shade-tolerant geranium. What a kind offer.

5 Aug, 2009


Thankyou too to SK and Andrew. How happy I now am to know that there are geraniums for dry and heavy shade.

5 Aug, 2009


when you have had a look send me a pm with address etc.

5 Aug, 2009


I prefer to plant things like Solomon's Seal and Epimediums in those spots, but have also had good luck with Evergreen Huckleberries. Personally, I prefer native plants from your area because they also support the native wildlife.

6 Aug, 2009

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