The first two columns of this table are based on actual test results (any plants scoring an average of 7 or more were accepted as of good quality under these conditions). Note: These tables have been updated to include new plant varieties.
Best Plants for various shaded conditions.
The actual data gathered in this experiment helped mainly with dry shade, from moderate, to moderately heavy. However, by combining this data with real world observations a more reliable estimate can be made of plants shade tolerance for further scenarios, including heavy shade, and moderately heavy shade with adequate water, and shaded areas that often get wet.
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