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by ladystressout on June 20, 2006 04:42 AM
Hello everyone! I need some ideas of a hardy plant zone6 Ohio that would really stand out in a shade area that may get some sun but not much? I already have hosta's japanese painted fern so I thought something that is either purple or darker would be nice but I do not have any ideas myself so really could use some help here?Or it could be spikes like leaves that is in the purple color area?Rita
by johnCT on June 20, 2006 05:09 AM
How bout Heuchera....a.k.a. Coral Bells? Many of them have purple/maroon foliage.

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by shanbear on June 20, 2006 10:12 AM
Here are various plants/ flowers to grow in your shady zone 6... not all purple but just some ideas:

Red Chokeberry (Aronia Arbutifolia.) White flowers with red berries.

Chelone oblique. These are a baby pink and grow best in semi-shade.

Illumination Commom Periwinkle. Pale blue with yellow- green leaf.

Girard's Rose Azalea. How can I forget- these are a intense, beautiful red.

Camellia japonica 'Spring's Promise' in particular. Red.

English Roseum Rhododendron- here's the purple your looking for.

Luxuriant Fringed Bleeding Heart. Red'ish pink.

Purple Gem Rhododenron. Dense shrub but ideal to "take up space". Another purple to consider.

[wavey] Good Luck!
by dodge on June 25, 2006 01:18 PM
Purple Perella....dark pruple.

dodge

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by RugbyHukr on June 26, 2006 09:54 AM
nikko blue hydrangea

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Astilbe simplicifolia

Tiarella wherryi

Pulmonaria saccharata

Helleborus x hybridus

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