Shade Perennials: Do you have a shady garden or a sunny garden with shady spots where plants and flowers do not seem to thrive? Do not despair! If you want to brighten up garden locations in the shade you have to work with the given conditions and not against them.
Other environmental conditions that must be taken into consideration to pick the right plants are: soil conditions, drought, wind exposition, and after all, the climate and the hardiness zone).
And there are other things to take into account as well: Think about your garden theme and landscaping design. Do you want plants that grow big, smaller ones (that do not cover other plants) or groundcover plants? What colors fit your design? Which shade of green do you prefer? And what about the color of the flowers? When do you want the flowers to bloom, in spring, summer or fall?
Tip: So, take your time and think about your garden. What are the given conditions? Then, choose the right plants, the ones that will accept and flourish in those conditions. Do not make the mistake and just spontaneously pick a plant that you love and want to have by all means. It is very likely that you will get disappointed!
Yet, there is good news: There is a wide variety of shade perennial plants you can choose from. I am confident that you will find the perfect plants that fit your shady garden. What a joy to see these spots in your garden flourishing and adding color to your garden!
Are you ready for more information on part shade or full shade perennials? Ok, to get you started I have created a list of top 5 perennials for shade gardens. These are common and easy to grow perennials.
Of course there are a lot more shade perennials:
Ajuga Plant (Ajuga)
Bee Balm Flower (Monarda)
Bleeding Heart Flower (Dicentra)
Forget Me Not Flower (Myosotis)
Foxglove Plants (Digitalis)
Hellebore, Christmas Rose Flower (Helleborus)
Hosta Plants (Hosta)
Hydrangea Plant (Hydrangea)
Jacob’s Ladder (Polemonium)
Japanese Forestgrass (Hakonechloa macra)
Japanese Painted Fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum)
Lamb’s Ears (Stachys)
Lily of the Valley Flower (Convallaria majalis)
Primrose Flower (Primula)
Siberian Iris (Iris sibirica)
Spotted Deadnettle (Lamium maculatum)
Toad Lily (Tricyrtis)
Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense)
Wild Violet Flower (Viola)
Yellow Corydalis (Corydalis lutea)
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