U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Garden
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-24-2019, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Plymouth,Michigan/Quad Cities, (IA/IL)
363 posts, read 655,884 times
Reputation: 456

Advertisements

We live in a condo and are looking for a perennial shrub or flower that will do well in more shade than sun and will not grow more than a foot tall. The condo bylaws specify plants no taller than 12 inches.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-24-2019, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
18,629 posts, read 24,733,112 times
Reputation: 37092
Not sure if it would do well in your area, but jasmine is perfect where I live as far as meeting your description. Next look into ivy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-25-2019, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
2,738 posts, read 3,424,632 times
Reputation: 5176
Creeping Flame Azalea. Mine are 4 years old, and barely a foot tall, great ground cover. They can be pruned to keep them within your height restriction.

Regards
Gemstone1
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-25-2019, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
39,098 posts, read 48,048,649 times
Reputation: 66560
I have a dwarf Gardenia that is only a foot tall, if you’re in zone 8 or higher.

Last edited by gentlearts; 05-25-2019 at 06:35 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-25-2019, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
8,519 posts, read 11,416,757 times
Reputation: 9052
Phlox is a compact plant height wide and you can trim it and keep it in control. My sister has several pots of phlox on her deck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-25-2019, 08:10 AM
 
Location: NC
7,203 posts, read 8,889,497 times
Reputation: 15199
You are looking for a shade tolerant ground cover. Do a search using those terms and either your county or state
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-25-2019, 02:31 PM
 
2,797 posts, read 1,529,967 times
Reputation: 12010
Take a look at dwarf solomon's seal. It grows to 9 inches, zones 4-8.

https://www.hortmag.com/plants/plant...e-in-the-shade
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-25-2019, 02:47 PM
 
28,673 posts, read 41,214,087 times
Reputation: 37417
Hostas enjoy shade and there are so many varieties available in heights from a couple of inches to well over a foot.

https://www.google.com/search?safe=o...30.hZqnDPsZvZo

Ajuga are great ground covers that are short. When I lived in Iowa I planted hostas in a bed of ajuga. Beautiful.

https://www.google.com/search?safe=o...mg.2VHaHvcRlxY
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-25-2019, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Washington state
5,610 posts, read 3,054,633 times
Reputation: 17280
Some of these plants suggested here can become invasive.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-25-2019, 03:11 PM
 
2,797 posts, read 1,529,967 times
Reputation: 12010
Quote:
Originally Posted by rodentraiser View Post
Some of these plants suggested here can become invasive.

Many ground covers are invasive; that's why they are ground covers. You have to contain them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Garden
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top