Groundcovers for shade

Some of our prettiest native wildlfowers form spreading groundcovers in the shade.

Oregon oxalis Inside-out flower

Wood sorrel (Oxalis oregana)

•Dry shade
•Spreading, fast growing
•Easy to establish
•Full shade

Inside-out flower(Vancouveria hexandra)

•Dry shade
•Spreading, fast growing
•Easy to establish
•Shade or part sun


Wild ginger Bunchberry

Wild ginger (Asarum caudatum)

•Moist shade
•Attractive glossy, dark green heart-shaped leaves
•Prominent, intricate vein pattern
•Striking, unusual dark purple flowers
•Shade and partial shade
•Crushed leaves give off a spicy scent

Bunchberry (Cornus unalaschkensis)

•Moist shade
•Showy white blossoms (“flower petals” are actually enlarged bracts)
•Bright red edible berries
•Spreads slowly
•Prefers organic soil
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