It can be hard to figure out how to properly landscape areas of shade in your backyard. Finding shade-loving plants can be tricky. Fortunately, I’ve done all of the work for you! These ten shade plants would be perfect for your yard.
10 Gorgeous Shade Plants That LOVE Shade
Lenten Roses have the most incredible shape, form, and color. They bloom in late winter and early spring They grow around 12 inches tall and come in pinks, reds, whites, greens, yellows, and even black. The best part is that they need practically no sunshine at all.
Begonias are perennials with vibrant colors! They come in every shade but blue. It is best for them to be in filtered shade and rich soil.
This is a perfect shade loving plant if you have a shady, difficult spot you want to cover. These white flowers will bloom in May and June. They are simple and smell absolutely incredible!
Astilbe flowers are really feathery which gives them an air-like quality. They grow best in rich, moist soil and are perfect for shaded paths or pots.
More Gorgeous Shade Plants That LOVE Shade
This plant has glossy, round like leaves and they love soil that is rich and moist. In most climates, they have an evergreen color and are known for their foliage. They spread slowly and are long-lived.
Some people think ferns are boring compared to the vibrant colors of some other shade plants, but these autumn ferns are amazing because they change colors with every season! Autumn ferns like LOTS of shade so you can even plant them under trees.
If you love blue flowers, then amethysts are perfect for your garden! They come in different shades of blue as well as violet and white. Their star-shaped petals are unique and they grow best in warm shade or filtered sunlight.
Endless Summer Hydrangea
Endless summer hydrangeas are great because you guessed it, they bloom all summer. They do best in partial to dappled shade. They grow 3-5 feet high and wide, and have 8-10 inch blooms!
Golden Japanese Forest Grass
This grass is perfect for a shady garden but make sure you look for “Aureola” or “Golden” in the name. These grasses love moist soil and will grow around 18 inches by 18 inches.
Coral bells grow 12-24 inches wide and tall and they enjoy afternoon shade. They thrive most when they are moist. Their leaves come in red, purple, green, bronze, and even silver!