Any suggestions for plants that like dry shade ?....along with the following site restrictions - (1) must be able to withstand regular frost during the depth of winter (2) tolerant of summer temps of over 40 degrees and (3) the shade is provided by pine and cypress trees. On the upside the rainfall is reasaonably reliable and the soil is very fertile, albeit maybe a bit high in lime. Looking for plant suggesitons that cover the entire spectrum - decidiuous, evergreen, bulbs, shrubs, small trees that all provide flowers and/or perfumed and/or foliage.
I have had success with planting Acanthus in dry shade. It was the small variety (to 1 metre)called Bear"s Britches. But it does tend to sucker so you need to keep it under control. John
What about cliveas?