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Plants for dry, shady areas: A list of plants that will grown in a dry shady border in the UK.

  • Bergenia (Bergenia spp.)
  • Lungwort (Pulmonaria spp.)
  • Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)
  • Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum spp.)
  • Deadnettle (Lamium spp.)
  • Coral Bells (Heuchera spp.)
  • Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra)
  • Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
  • Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans)
  • Epimedium (Epimedium spp.)
  • Hellebore (Helleborus spp.)
  • Sweet Woodruff (Galium odoratum)
  • Hosta (Hosta spp.)
  • Vinca (Vinca minor)
  • Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata)
  • Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis)
  • Ferns (Dryopteris spp., Polystichum spp.)
  • Wild Ginger (Asarum europaeum)
  • Japanese Anemone (Anemone hupehensis)
  • Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia)

These plants are well-suited for dry, shaded areas and will add beauty and interest to your border or garden even in areas with limited sunlight and moisture.

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