Shade Perennials You Need To Have in Your Garden

If you have a shady spot in your garden, you know how difficult it can be to find that just-perfect perennial to fill it. Don’t let these dark areas cast a shadow (nice play on words, right?) on your garden dreams, we present you our list of some of the most easy to grow and delightful shade garden perennials.

Heuchera ‘Citronelle’ – Citronelle Coral Bells

Let’s start the list with a head turner. The lemon yellow leaves of this plant will light up a shad corner like few plants can. But wait, that’s not all. It also gets a dainty white spring flower that is sure to please.

 

 

 

Lamium maculatum ‘Purple Dragon’ – Dead Nettle

A groundcover that brightens any shady area, Lamium maculatum ‘Purple Dragon’ features silvery white leaves with green edges topped with deep purple flowers in the summer. A carpet of color!

 

 

 

Hosta ‘Big Daddy’ – Big Daddy Hosta

Hostas are a huge family of plants, but Big Daddy stands out from the rest. With a height of up to 2’ and a spread to 3’, this is a large Hosta. White flowering and cool green-blue leaves, this plant makes a terrific background plant. Unlike many Hostas, it is slug resistant.

 

 

 

Athyrium ‘Ghost’ – Ghost Fern

There is nothing spooky about this fern. Easy to grow and perfect for a woodland garden. It’s grayish-green foliage makes it a wonderful compliment plant next to Hostas or Coral Bells. It prefers moist locations.

 

 

 

Pulmonaria ‘Twinkle Toes’ – Lungwort

Impressive spring flowers and unique foliage, Pulmonaria ‘Twinkle Toes’ is a must-have. Dainty blue bell-shaped flowers in the mid-spring and, heart-shaped dark green leaves with the unique silver spotted pattern to be enjoyed by everyone who comes across it.

 

 

 

Astilbe chinensis ‘Vision in Pink’ – Vision In Pink Astilbe

A perfect fit for any shaded garden, Astilbe chinensis ‘Vision in Pink’ features light pink plumes with contrasting blue-green foliage. A great cut flower!

 

 

 

Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ – Japanese Forest Grass

An ornamental grass that can live in the shade! You are going to love this plant. Arching green leaves with yellow longitudinal strips. Your neighbors will be jealous of this plant.

 

 

 

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ – Siberian Bugloss

Named 2012 P.P.A. Plant of the Year. Prized for its large highly frosted and veined heart-shaped leaves. Brunnera Jack Frost produces a truly spectacular display in the shade, even more so when in bloom with its bright blue Forget-me-not flowers in spring.

 

 

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