Well, this explains why my candy lilies didn't flower and then disappeared. They were planted among primroses, erythroniums and trilliums, and of course, ferns, which grow everywhere, even in the vegetable garden. Any plants that need sunshine get planted next to the road where they are able to get morning sun during the summer. I guess I could try some there. Diane Whitehead Victoria, British Columbia, Canada maritime zone 8, cool Mediterranean climate mild rainy winters, mild dry summers On 28-Dec-09, at 10:56 AM, Kelly D. Norris wrote: > From my experience any amount of shade lessens > growth and bloom of all three, as do soils with high organic matter > content.