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Look for shade-tolerant varieties that don't need regular cutting to look tidy, since a string trimmer can damage tree trunks. Unlike turf, the ring of hardy geraniums shown here happily grows in partial shade and requires little tending. When planting under conifers, keep in mind that their branches shed water. Plants that like dry shade will grow best.

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Groundcover of hardy geraniums in partial shade of a tree. Look for shade-tolerant varieties that don't need regular cutting to look tidy, since a string trimmer can damage tree trunks.

Tiny pale-mauve blossoms appear in summer on the mint-scented herb Mentha requienii. Ideal for shade, it can also handle some afternoon sun and is easily divided. ZONES 6-10

11 of the Best Ground Cover Perennials

Corsican Mint Tiny pale-mauve blossoms appear in summer on the mint-scented herb Mentha requienii. Ideal for shade, it can also handle some afternoon sun and is easily divided. ZONES Read more: Ground Cover Flowers - Low Growing Flowers - Country Living

7 herbs that will grow in the shade!  Many culinary and medicinal herbs thrive in partial or full shade.

Herbs in Shade: 7 Herbs that Grow in Shade

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Golden Japanese Forest Grass - I really cannot get over Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola', zones 5 to My favorite is the variegated variety. I planted mine under a Japanese maple, and the contrast was genius and it has so much movement.

Purple Flowering Groundcover - Campanula Portenschlagiana - a plant that grows in less-than-ideal conditions and has long-lasting foliage. Plant care info is on the post - via Northern Shade

Purple Flowering Groundcover - Campanula Portenschlagiana - a plant that grows in less-than-ideal conditions and has long-lasting foliage. Plant care info is on the post - via Northern Shade. Perfect for that forgotten "flower" bed.

Dalmation Bellflower produces beautiful mounds of purple bell-shaped flowers from late spring through summer. Low-growing plant is perfect for adding color in front of other perennials. Grows only 6-9" tall. Spreads 12". Prefers full sun to partial shade. Deer resistant.

18 Best Flowering Ground Cover Plants

Dalmation Bellflower produces beautiful mounds of purple bell-shaped flowers from late spring through summer. Low-growing plant is perfect for adding color in front of other perennials. Grows only tall. Spreads Prefers full sun to partial shade.

Purple Flowering Groundcover - Campanula Portenschlagiana - a plant that grows in less-than-ideal conditions and has long-lasting foliage. Plant care info is on the post - via Northern Shade

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Just need the perfect copy for USA Zone 10 - Purple Flowering Groundcover - Campanula Portenschlagiana - a plant that grows in less-than-ideal conditions and has long-lasting foliage. Plant care info is on the post - via Northern Shade

I have several of these plants growing in my shade gardens right now. Plants off this list, in my garden, include: Astilbe, Coral Bells, Lungwort, Coleus, Garden Hydrangea, Geranium Cranesbill, Heucherella, and Hosta. All are thriving in a shady area.

25 Gorgeous Shade-Tolerant Plants That Will Bring Your Shaded Garden Areas to Life

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