low growing wildflowers for dappled sun, poor soil #745845 - Ask Extension


low growing wildflowers for dappled sun, poor soil #745845

Asked April 23, 2021, 11:16 AM EDT

Hi. Recently had some tree work done that has opened up some of our backyard to dappled sun and shade. I'd like to scatter some seeds in there to germinate low growing wildflowers. The soil here is very poor, rocky clay, so I'm not looking to create a garden, just something to provide some ground cover in a primarily shady area. Thanks, Cheryl Sewell

Durham County North Carolina

Expert Response

This question was answered by Flora, Durham County Extension Master Gardener volunteer

Thank you for your question.

Hello, Cheryl,

I have included a link to the NCSU Plant Toolbox for your reference. The 'Find a Plant' box allows you to choose among several variables to find a plant or group of plants which might satisfy your site. The links are clickable and as you go through the site, the plant list is narrowed down to address your best options.

I hope this is helpful. Thank you for using Ask Extension.


NC Cooperative Extension

Durham County Center

Master Gardener Office

721 Foster Street

Durham, NC 27701



Pana Jones Replied April 23, 2021, 1:12 PM EDT

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