Heaven's Garden, LLC
Shady  places are often viewed as "difficult places" but in our sunny climate, shade is valued and often a restful
place.  It's also a great place to put a fountain, a few chairs or hang a hammock and relax.  With a little planning
we can make our shady nooks the most interesting parts of the garden.

A shade garden presents special plant selection problems.  Most shade perennials flower in the spring when
there are no leaves on the trees so they can mingling plants of different leaf colors, sizes, and textures.

SHADE PERENNIALS:                        
Variety
Aruncus.....................
Astilbe (many colors)..
Aegopodium..............
Aquilegia...................
Bergenia....................
Chelone.....................
Convallaria................
Dicentra.....................
Galium.......................
Hedera.......................
Hosta.........................
Houttuynia.................
Iris.............................
Lamiastrum................
Lamium......................
Liriope........................
Lismachia..................
Mertensia...................
Polygonatum..............
Pulmonaria.................
Tiarella.......................
Vinca.........................
Ferns.........................
Common Name
Goat Beard
False Spirea
Bishop’s weed
Columbine
Heart-leaf Bergenia
Turtlehead
Lily-of-the-Valley
Bleeding Heart
Sweet Woodruff
Ivy
Plantain lily
Houttuynia
Iris
Archangel
Spotted Dead Nettle
Lilyturf/Monkey Grass
Loosestrife
Virginia Blue Bells
Solomon’s Seal
Lungwort
Foamflower
Periwinkle
many kinds
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When you are purchasing
flowering plants for a shady
place try buying varieties with
lighter colored flowers because
they show up better in shade.  In
especially dark shady places it is
hard to get plants to bloom.  
This might be a good place for
perennials with interesting
foliage.  Gardeners are having
good luck with hostas, also
known as the "plantain lily" - It
has attractive wide leaves and
can be found with stripes, green,
and bluish foliage.

Annuals for the shade

One of the most popular shade loving plants is impatients, they have many varieties and colors to choose from.  
Snapdragons can tolerate light shade.  Other less common annuals for shady spots include: coleus, forget-me-nots,
tuberous begonias, fushias and violas.