What would be the best kind of complete shade plant under a tree?

Question by Life is Good with 4: What would be the best kind of complete shade plant under a tree?
Grass does not want to grow under the tree so I want to make a bed under a tree.

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Answer by reynwater
Impatiens, hosta, ajuga, ferns, geraniums, ummmm, whatever you like best.

What do you think?

2 Responses to “What would be the best kind of complete shade plant under a tree?”

  1. Robin says:

    It will depend on several things. What zone you live in, soil type and type of tree.

    If your tree is a black walnut, you are greatly limited!

    If you in a part of the country that has winter (zone 7 or cooler), and you soil isn’t too bad, I would suggest hosta. There are hundreds of types, a nice hosta bed can add color & texture.

    Also hostas are one of the few plants that can live under a black walnut tree.

  2. momtotwocats says:

    I have the same problem. I planted a ring of a variety of hostas. They look great! They spread wide and are very easy to grow.

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