Plants for shady dry spot on South-Eastern part of the house

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Plants for shady dry spot on South-Eastern part of the house

Postby Azimai » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:20 pm

Hi guys,

I've been a reader more than a writer on this forum for a while now. Hoping to get an advice on what to plant in a dry, shady spot near the front door.
The area is not that big and it has a very struggling palm pushing the balcony and star jasmine underneath.
Star jasmine is horrible, it grows fast, climbing up fly screens and spreading on a path, so it has to go. I was wondering if there is something nice and hardy can be planted under the palm tree, or maybe remove the palm tree as well.
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Re: Plants for shady dry spot on South-Eastern part of the h

Postby Azimai » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:23 pm

doesn't look like I can attach a photo yet, I guess I need a few posts for it
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Re: Plants for shady dry spot on South-Eastern part of the h

Postby kitkat » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:47 pm

Clivias will give you a nice strappy leaf and glowing orange,yellow or pink/red flowers in dry shade - very reliable .Good under the palm- maybe think about tropical-look plants to add to the palm to give a lush tropical look.

Plants from this list from Nurseries Australia will grow in shade. Just google the name in google images to get the look of them.
Perennial Plants for Part Shade Dry Shade and Moist shade include:
Aconitum (Monkshood)
Aquilegia (Grannys Bonnets) - Moist Shade
Asarum europaeum
Astilbe - Moist Shade
Athyrium species (Japanese painted Fern)
Bergenia (Elephants Ears)
Brunneras
Cimicifuga
Clivia - Dry Shade
Convallaria (Lily of the Valley)
Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding Heart) - Moist Shade
Epimedium - Dry Shade
Gallium odoratum - Dry Shade
Geranium macrorrhizum - Dry Shade
Gunnera Manicata - Moist Shade
Halonechola macra (Japanese Forest Grass)
Helleborus - Dry Shade
Huechera species
Hosta
Polygonatum (Solomens Seal)
Plectranthus Argentatus
Primrose
Pulmonaria
Rodgersia - Moist to Wet Shade
Velthemia capensis - Dry Shade
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Re: Plants for shady dry spot on South-Eastern part of the h

Postby Azimai » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:09 pm

Clivias are very pretty, thanks for the advice!
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Re: Plants for shady dry spot on South-Eastern part of the h

Postby bubba louie » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:08 pm

Some of the shade loving bromeliads would work as well.

Unfortunately most of the plants on your list , kitkat, aren't suitable for Brisbane,
Plectranthus argentatus is one that is suited. I grow it here and it's tough, but I haven't put it's dry tolerance to the test.
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Re: Plants for shady dry spot on South-Eastern part of the h

Postby karyn » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:22 pm

Azimai wrote:Star jasmine is horrible, it grows fast, climbing up fly screens and spreading on a path, so it has to go.


Couldn't agree with you more!!! Loathsome plant. :twisted:
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Re: Plants for shady dry spot on South-Eastern part of the h

Postby Azimai » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:00 pm

bubba louie wrote:Plectranthus argentatus is one that is suited. I grow it here and it's tough, but I haven't put it's dry tolerance to the test.


Depressing plant to my taste...

Bromeliads are nice though, and you can get them in various colours. Also saw them growing under trees, however the place gets next to no sun, few hours in the afternoon. You think bromeliads can survive that?
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Re: Plants for shady dry spot on South-Eastern part of the h

Postby Pam » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:56 am

Azimai wrote:
bubba louie wrote:
Bromeliads are nice though, and you can get them in various colours. Also saw them growing under trees, however the place gets next to no sun, few hours in the afternoon. You think bromeliads can survive that?


It would depend on the variety you got. Most neoregelia and many of the aechmea would be fine.
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Re: Plants for shady dry spot on South-Eastern part of the h

Postby Azimai » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:10 pm

What about something edible? Raspberries?
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Re: Plants for shady dry spot on South-Eastern part of the h

Postby kitkat » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:11 am

Ah sorry for the climate error. Didn't,t notice it was a climate list. Yes bromeliads would be great in Brissie lots of colors and shapes and a truly tropical look but may need some watering perhaps?
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Re: Plants for shady dry spot on South-Eastern part of the h

Postby bubba louie » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:05 am

kitkat wrote:Ah sorry for the climate error. Didn't,t notice it was a climate list. Yes bromeliads would be great in Brissie lots of colors and shapes and a truly tropical look but may need some watering perhaps?


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Re: Plants for shady dry spot on South-Eastern part of the h

Postby bubba louie » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:06 am

Azimai wrote:
bubba louie wrote:Plectranthus argentatus is one that is suited. I grow it here and it's tough, but I haven't put it's dry tolerance to the test.


Depressing plant to my taste...

Bromeliads are nice though, and you can get them in various colours. Also saw them growing under trees, however the place gets next to no sun, few hours in the afternoon. You think bromeliads can survive that?



Why depressing? The silver grey is a nice contrast colour.
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Re: Plants for shady dry spot on South-Eastern part of the h

Postby Azimai » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:33 pm

Today the rest of star jasmine was ripped out and I've planted green manure with some fresh soil.
I'll give raspberries a chance and if this doesn't work - clivias it is.
Cheers guys, thanks for your input.
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Re: Plants for shady dry spot on South-Eastern part of the h

Postby Azimai » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:38 pm

bubba louie wrote:
Azimai wrote:
bubba louie wrote:Plectranthus argentatus is one that is suited. I grow it here and it's tough, but I haven't put it's dry tolerance to the test.


Depressing plant to my taste...




Why depressing? The silver grey is a nice contrast colour.


I agree it looks good... with deep green (rainforest style) colours or with retaining walls rocks. At the frond of the house would be nice to have something bright and inviting)
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