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Re: Zone 9 CA shade plants

Hummmm- shade.  I suppose technically Sacramento is centeral northern 
California and we are now zone 9 according to the new map anyway.  So-  
I have the following growing in shade (some spots stay moister than 
others- though I wouldn't describe any spot as really moist, as least 
not by East coast standards):

Ferns of every imaginable kind
several varieties of Mahonia
Bay laurel
Fuschia flowering gooseberry (Ribes speciosum)
Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate*'
kerria japonica

I'm sure there are more, but that's all I can think of right now.


*Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center wrote:

>Barb, This is on a forum discussion and I felt bad that no one was replying
>to her at all so I stepped in.  At first she only wanted to say zone 9 and I
>explained that z9 se is way different than z9sw, so, if she could at least
>give her state if she didn't want to give her town.  So all I have is "in an
>old neighborhood in central northern California".  Some people are quite
>reluctant to say more.  She writes that the area is "fairly moist", but of
>course, one might ask, relative to what?
>Maybe you could suggest one or two widely adaptable plants, considering that
>she is currently growing  Ligularia, Alchemilla,
>and Woodwardia, and when I tell her about them, I can ask if she knows her
>sunset zone.  Since she used "Alchemilla" instead of "Lady's Mantle", I'm
>guessing she may have some knowledge of sunset zones.
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Barbara Tandy" <sundrops@earthlink.net>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2005 12:48 PM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Zone 9 CA shade plants
>>Kitty, what town is she near?  so I can check what the Sunset zone is.
>>must be north of me to have any conditions that can be considered moist!
>>And if so there will be lots she can grow.
>>--Barb, Grass Valley CA
>>----- Original Message ----- 
>>From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center"
>>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2005 10:55 AM
>>Subject: [CHAT] Zone 9 CA shade plants
>>>Someone has asked me about plants for a moist, shady area in central
>>>northern California.  She said she has ridiculously good soil, heavy
>>>canopy, and many microclimates.  Currently she has Ligularia,
>>>and Woodwardia in this new bed and was asking about Rodgersia.
>>>does well here, but I couldn't say how it does in her location.  Does
>>>have suggestions of plants for her? Especially David, Barb, and
>Theresa? -
>>>others welcome to chime in too.
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