xeriscape shade plants
I have a very shady back yard that is without irrigation and I am sometimes gone for months at a time. I'd really like to avoid putting down rock. Any suggestions for something that does well without water, in the shade?
Thanks very much for your advice!
Denver County Colorado
Theres a few options for you, but keep in mind ALL of these will need watering to become established. Once established, watering frequency and amount can be reduced.
Darts Duke Viburnum
Ptelea trifoliata (Hoptree)
Forestiera neomexicana (New Mexico privet)
Perennials, ground covers
Desert Four O' Clock (may not bloom heavily in shade)
Winecups or Poppy Mallow (may not bloom as heavily in shade)
Vinca minor (Periwinkle)
Mahonia repens (Creeping Grapeholly)
Corsican violet (reseeds readily)
Geranium sanguineum (Bloody cranesbill)