Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Old 18-05-2015, 07:40 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: May 2015
Posts: 4
Default I'm looking for a low, flowering ground cover plant which is happy in the shade

I'm looking for a low, flowering ground cover plant which is happy in the
shade - any ideas ?

TIA,

Colin...



  #2   Report Post  
Old 18-05-2015, 10:57 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Aug 2006
Posts: 5,056
Default I'm looking for a low, flowering ground cover plant which is happy in the shade

"CocoGibbo" wrote

I'm looking for a low, flowering ground cover plant which is happy in the
shade - any ideas ?

Depends how deep the shade is but I planted an Epimedium under a Camellia
tree and it took over.
--
Regards. Bob Hobden.
Posted to this Newsgroup from the W of London, UK

  #3   Report Post  
Old 19-05-2015, 06:49 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,156
Default I'm looking for a low, flowering ground cover plant which ishappy in the shade

On 18/05/15 19:40, CocoGibbo wrote:
I'm looking for a low, flowering ground cover plant which is happy in the
shade - any ideas ?

TIA,

Colin...


Maybe consider Rubus tricolor. It's not really grown for its flowers
(although it does have them - and fruits, too), but the stems and
evergreen leaves are very attractive.
https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/16150/...icolor/Details

--

Jeff
  #4   Report Post  
Old 19-05-2015, 09:09 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: May 2012
Posts: 2,944
Default I'm looking for a low, flowering ground cover plant which ishappy in the shade

On 19/05/2015 18:49, Jeff Layman wrote:
On 18/05/15 19:40, CocoGibbo wrote:
I'm looking for a low, flowering ground cover plant which is happy in the
shade - any ideas ?

TIA,

Colin...


Maybe consider Rubus tricolor. It's not really grown for its flowers
(although it does have them - and fruits, too), but the stems and
evergreen leaves are very attractive.
https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/16150/...icolor/Details

Yes, it will grow in deep shade, partial shade full sunlight, infact it
will grow anywhere it wants to.
It's a thug. It roots everywhere it touches and also from bird dropped
seed from the fruit.
I'd rather have ivy, it's easier to keep in check.
I'd have a look at some of the hardy geraniums, they will take shade,
low water levels and are not invasive. Go for the older varieties such
as Johnsons blue and there are a couple of old pink varieties, tough as
old boots, but flower well.
  #5   Report Post  
Old 19-05-2015, 09:12 PM posted to uk.rec.gardening
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: May 2012
Posts: 2,944
Default I'm looking for a low, flowering ground cover plant which ishappy in the shade

On 19/05/2015 21:09, David Hill wrote:
On 19/05/2015 18:49, Jeff Layman wrote:
On 18/05/15 19:40, CocoGibbo wrote:
I'm looking for a low, flowering ground cover plant which is happy in
the
shade - any ideas ?

TIA,

Colin...


Maybe consider Rubus tricolor. It's not really grown for its flowers
(although it does have them - and fruits, too), but the stems and
evergreen leaves are very attractive.
https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/16150/...icolor/Details

Yes, it will grow in deep shade, partial shade full sunlight, infact it
will grow anywhere it wants to.
It's a thug. It roots everywhere it touches and also from bird dropped
seed from the fruit.
I'd rather have ivy, it's easier to keep in check.
I'd have a look at some of the hardy geraniums, they will take shade,
low water levels and are not invasive. Go for the older varieties such
as Johnsons blue and there are a couple of old pink varieties, tough as
old boots, but flower well.


This is one of the pinks I was thinking about
http://www.paghat.com/geraniumoxonianum.html



Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Name of low-growing ground cover with bird-of-paradise looking flowers? fpbear Gardening 0 25-05-2008 04:35 AM
?What to plant for total shade grass or ground cover? Doug Clark Gardening 4 17-03-2004 12:14 AM
?What to plant for total shade grass or ground cover? Doug Clark Gardening 0 10-03-2004 08:32 PM
plant/ground cover deep shade kate Gardening 0 03-06-2003 06:32 PM
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday... Reka Orchids 4 05-04-2003 11:32 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2021 GardenBanter.co.uk.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Gardening"

 

Copyright © 2017