If you have a shady garden or backyard area, that doesn’t mean you have to either grow the grass or leave it untouched. You can enhance your garden with awesome shade loving flowers. Yes, shade loving flowers…!! Not one or two, there are varieties of beautiful flowers that grow in the shade. Love gardening, but most of your garden have shade? Don’t worry… Here we are providing eighteen flowers that like shade.
Not only they look pretty but also they require less maintenance. So, what else you want in your yard? By these plants, you can easily transform all the shady spots into colorful ones. Nobody likes rough and dry gardens, so if your yard is like that, then its time to change the look. Improve and enhance your garden by these shade-loving flowers.
Here are eighteen plants and flowers that grow in shade:
1. Red And Violet Fuchsia
Fushcia is a stopper in all shady flowers. They also have multicolored flowers such as
‘Bellinto Compact Red And Violet‘, a classic pink and violet combination. Fuchsia attracts hummingbirds, so you’ll be able to see a lot of birds around your garden area.
2. Waterfall Blue Lobelia
This is the most common flower that people grow in shaded areas. Small light blue blossoms create a waterfall effect as they grow in large numbers. So, add this cute bucket of Lobelia flowers in your yard.
3. Hippo Rose Polka-Dot Plant
Not only flowers can add beauty to your garden, but also leaves can also do the same. When leaves are this much colorful and pretty, then who looks for flowers. The Hippo Rose Polka-Dot Plant gives a contrasting factor by hot pink and deep green leaves. Add this plant either in the baskets or at the entrance of the garden.
4. Heuchera (Coral Bells)
Coral bells is another leaf plant that is perfect for shady sites. You’ll find many variations in leaf colors such as purple-black, salmon, burgundy and rusty orange.
5. Tiarella Cordifolia
Tiarella cordifolia or Foamflower has leaves, which is kind of similar to the Heuchera plant. They have a matte texture leaves, which gives them a more ‘natural’ look. White bottle-brush flowers look attractive. Nowadays, you’ll also find Tiarella with burgundy veins and light pink blooms.
Astilbe is ideal if you want to add some texture and character in your yard. Magenta and pink blooms are excellent for any season. Blue-green, wine red, bronze, and pale green are the newest addition to the species.
Like any other Foxglove, digitalis is also biennials. In simple words, the first year you’ll see only foliage is growing, and flowers start blooming in the second year. Foxgloves have a life span of two years. So, You can totally rely on Digitalis.
8. Primula (Primrose)
“It is hard to grow Primula,” You may also have a doubt like this. But this all wrong. With the proper shade and moist soil, they are super easy to grow and maintain. There are around 425 species of Primrose. You can find them in every color and size, which varies from 3 inches dwarfs to 4-foot giants !!
Lungwort or Pulmonaria is another foliage plant with shiny silvery leaves. Leaves are long and narrow with a splash of silver color. This plant mainly blooms in the spring season, and you can see several colored flowers(light pink and blue) in this range.
10. ‘Velvet Elvis’ Plectranthus
As the name sounds weird, the shape of the flowers is also weird, but it looks totally mesmerizing. ‘Velvet Elvis’ Plectranthus has fuzzy leaves with 4” spikes. This plant lasts all summer without sunlight.
11. Gryphon Begonia and Impatiens
The striking red flowers and unexpected hand-shaped leaves make the Gryphon Begonia- A Star. Always select a filler and with them use Impatiens as a spiller. Above shown flowers are red and white Super Elfin impatiens.
12. Lobelia And Nemesia Hanging Basket
If you want to give an individual an offbeat look to your deck, hanging flowers are the best option. They hardly require sunlight and unfurls in multicolor. Lobelia Sky Blue Erinus with Sunsatia Lemon nemesia will offer a contrasting eye-catching look. Its lemon-yellow flowers are perfect for a sunny summer.
13. Caladium, Begonia, And Ivy
Explode your garden with colorful buds like Caladium, Begonia, and Ivy. To make a bomb combination use filler like Dragon Wing Pink begonia and green ivy as a spiller. These blends of flowers will fit in any backyard area and bring season-long freshness.
14. Blue And White Torenia
This plant definitely catches the eyes of its blue and white flowers. Blue and white Torenia is also known as the “wishbone flower.” You can place them in a container, and they will blossom all year long. Like others, they also come in multiple colors like pink, lavender and yellow.
15. Picotee Tuberous Begonia
If you want plants that require shade entirely, Picotee Tuberous Begonia is a perfect choice. This plant has dark green leaves with large flowers in hues from red to bicolor blends. Golden State Bulb bred this flowering plant. They are the fifth-generation in the family business, who grows Tuberous Begonia.
16. White Browallia
Give your yard a sparkly white touch by White Brownwallia flowers. They look amazing in hanging baskets or containers. You can hang them in the shady regions of your backyard.
Tip: Avoid giving direct sunlight to them.
17. Double Impatiens
Double Impatiens blossoms all summer without sunlight. They have Rockapulco series, including Appleblossom, which looks similar to a rose. They also come in various shades of red, orange, orchid and purple.
18. Begonia Mistral Yellow Container
Love summer and summery colors? Then this flowering plant is perfect for you. It offers bright yellow flowers with small leaves, which is summer appropriate. And the best thing is that they can live happily under a shade with a minimal amount of water.
These plants do not require much trimming and maintenance until you want them in a specific size. But larger plants do need regular grooming, especially in the hot summer.
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Shade flowers and Perennial flowers can add lots of unusual colors and style to your garden throughout the year. To know more about gardening tips and outdoor decoration visit Housedecorationtip.