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The Best Perennials for Shade

The Best Perennials for Shade

The Best Perennials for Shade The Best Perennials for Shade Creating a shade garden of perennial flowers is something any green thumb can .

More than just a pretty finish for a garden, these flaming pink, diamond-shaped plumes perk up container plantings, and their low, ferny foliage provides a decorative backdrop. 'Fireberry' is one of the Short ‘n Sweet™ dwarf Astilbes that reach about 16″ high and bloom in early to midsummer. PP 20,658Astilbe is a rugged and beautiful genus of shade lovers that throw colorful spikes above divided foliage in summer, a time when color in the shade garden is hard to come by. Use them in gr...

Astilbe 'Fireberry'

More than just a pretty finish for a garden, these flaming pink, diamond-shaped plumes perk up container plantings, and their low, ferny foliage provides a decorative backdrop. 'Fireberry' is one of the Short ‘n Sweet™ dwarf Astilbes that reach about 16″ high and bloom in early to midsummer. PP 20,658Astilbe is a rugged and beautiful genus of shade lovers that throw colorful spikes above divided foliage in summer, a time when color in the shade garden is hard to come by. Use them in gr...

Spring-Blooming Woodland Flowers - Bloodroot. Though it has an unfortunate-sounding common name (derived from the reddish sap in the roots), its daisy-shape blossoms are precious as they emerge from the ground. Bloodroot doesn't flower for a long period, but like fireworks, the blooms will mesmerize you when they appear.  Size: To 12 inches tall  Zones: 3-8  Plant it with: Rue anemone, Virginia waterleaf, and black cohosh

Gorgeous Spring-Blooming Woodland Flowers

Spring-Blooming Woodland Flowers - Bloodroot. Though it has an unfortunate-sounding common name (derived from the reddish sap in the roots), its daisy-shape blossoms are precious as they emerge from the ground. Bloodroot doesn't flower for a long period, but like fireworks, the blooms will mesmerize you when they appear. Size: To 12 inches tall Zones: 3-8 Plant it with: Rue anemone, Virginia waterleaf, and black cohosh

Feathery Astilbe is perfect for shade gardens! See more of the best perennials for shade: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/the-best-perennials-for-shade/?socsrc=bhgpin041513astilbe=12

Our Favorite Shade Garden Perennials

Feathery Astilbe is perfect for shade gardens! See more of the best perennials for shade: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/the-best-perennials-for-shade/?socsrc=bhgpin041513astilbe=12

variegated japanese sedge (grass), Heart-leaf brunnera, Little Bluestar, for a shade garden

variegated japanese sedge (grass), Heart-leaf brunnera, Little Bluestar, for a shade garden

Deer resistant, blooms all summer, nodding purple blue cups:  campanula

Campanula Birch Hybrid (Serbian Bellflower, Bellflower)

Those dry, shaded spots in your yard don't have to be barren. Rely on these easy-care perennials to add color and interest to shady areas.

Tough-as-Nails Perennials to Grow in Dry Shade

Those dry, shaded spots in your yard don't have to be barren. Rely on these easy-care perennials to add color and interest to shady areas.

Bigroot Geranium - tough shade plant that doesn't mind heat or drought.

Our Favorite Shade Garden Perennials

Brunnera "Jack Frost" - brightens up the shady areas with almost neon bright blue flowers and amazing white foliage. I only have one of these, but plan on many more. A top perrenial for me!

Brunnera "Jack Frost" - brightens up the shady areas with almost neon bright blue flowers and amazing white foliage. I only have one of these, but plan on many more. A top perrenial for me!

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