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*Note: Ignore the line saying "Uploaded by Osprey Antiques." The links are still there! Click on the pic and then on Website.* Intro: My back garden has gotten increasingly shady: it now gets 2 hours sun per day, 2-3 hours high shade, and deep shade the rest. So I've been experimenting with plants that bloom well in these conditions. Many sun-loving plants will grow fine in shade, though they may bloom less profusely. I'm in MD, zone 7a. --- Lucy
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Anemonella thalictroides 'Shoaf's Double Pink' --- Lovely double version of the native wildflower Rue anemone. Blooms for 6 weeks in spring, in a dainty 6" by 6" clump with 1" flowers. Likes well-drained woodland conditions. z. 4-8

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Anemonella thalictroides 'Shoaf's Double Pink', Rue Anemone, Anemonella Shoaf's Double Pink, buy Anemonella Shoaf's Double Pink for sale, buy Rue Anemone for sale

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Siberian iris, hosta, Western shield fern, brunnera, and darmera peltata ---- a great composition of greens

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Astilbe Ostrich Plume --- One of my favorite astilbes, now in bloom. Tall, gracefully arching plumes (36"). Color is hard to photograph: coral rose with hints of lavender. Likes a rich, moist, acid soil in part to full shade. Dramatic in groups; plumes handsome in winter. z. 3-8

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Astilbe thunbergii 'Ostrich Plume' - De Groot, Inc.

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Clematis paniculata Sweet Summer Love --- Gorgeous new variety of sweet autumn clematis blooms Aug.-Sept. with hundreds of small cranberry -violet flowers. For average, moist but well-drained soil in sun to 3/4 shade. Grows 8-12 ft. z 4-9

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Clematis Sweet Summer Love -- Bluestone Perennials

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a plant i'd order: stylophorum diphyllum

Celandine poppy or golden wood poppy is one of the easiest wildflowers to grow. Native to eastern moist woodlands & hillsides, it has large yellow blooms in April & May. 12-16" tall by 12" wide in humusy soil in part to full shade. May seed about a bit unless deadheaded. Lovely with Virginia bluebells. z. 4-8

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a plant i'd order: stylophorum diphyllum - A Way To Garden

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Primula veris 'Sunset Shades' ---- Yellow to terracotta to scarlet tones. One of the more perennial and unfussy.primroses. Native to moist but well-drained soil in dappled woodlands. Charming in spring with yellow columbine & blue forget-me-nots. z. 4-8

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Primula veris 'Sunset Shades' - Buy Online at Annie's Annuals & Perennials

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Helleborus PDN Violet --- Great new hellebore selection in violet, mauve, lavender tones.

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Packera aurea in back, with Primula x polyantha 'Old Brick Reds' in front. Golden groundsel is a strong bloomer in shade. It self-seeds to spread moderately. Also sometimes listed as Senecio aureus. z. 3-9

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Puschkinia scillioides --- Puschkinia or striped squill is a tolerant, easy bulb that likes well-drained soil. Light blue flowers with dark stripes do well under deciduous trees or in open woodlands. Height of 8" looks nice over low growers like crocuses or pansies. z. 3-9

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Puschkinia scilliodes var libanotica - Puschkinia - Best of the Rest - Fall 2014 Flower Bulbs

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Lychnis coronata Orange Sherbet ---- A darling plant grown in UK but not much here. Small flowers begin in May and continue much of the summer. Likes a humusy, well -drained soil in light to 3/4 shade; good in a woodland garden. Forms a 1' by 1' mound. z. 5-9

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