There are many types of shade loving perennials available to landscape your garden so that it looks spectacular. Some of the shade loving perennials are prized for their spectacular blooms and some are prized for the stunning foliage. Shade Lover!
It you have an area in your yard that receives limited sunlight, there is no need to sacrifice style or design. Your shade garden can be just as spectacular as your sun drenched garden.
Some of these shade thriving perennial selections are deer resistant. They require a moist but well-drained site under the shade of trees. Take care to amend the soil with plenty of organic matter, such as well-aged leaf mold and compost.
Hellebore Winter Magic ‘Snow Love’
These aristocrats of the woodland garden are native to Europe and western Asia. The genus Hellebore contains about 20 species of perennials that bloom in early winter in mild climates and in late winter or early spring where the soil freezes hard. Which makes them either the last or the first flowers in the garden.
They require a moist but well-drained site under the shade of trees. Take care to amend the soil with plenty of organic matter, such as well-aged leaf mold and compost. You’ll be rewarded with long-lived, deer- and vole-resistant plants that will spread nicely on their own.
Daylilies (properly, Hemerocallis) are the plants every gardener dreams of. Beautiful and rugged, they provide glorious blossoms in a wide range of colors. And a long season of bloom (though individual flowers last but a day). They can be used as a carefree ground cover, and are ideal for lining pathways and borders.
Some newer varieties produce many flower buds and stay in bloom for a longer period. Many Daylilies have more than one bloom cycle, and benefit from deadheading and additional fertilizer in midsummer.
Pulmonaria Blue Ensign
Despite their unfortunate common name. Lungworts are among the most dependable and showy spring-blooming perennials, and many types have attractive foliage throughout the season. This selection features clusters of bright sapphire-blue bells, with broad green leaves that have no silver spotting.
Mounds are compact to medium in size. Plants should be cut back hard immediately after blooming, to rejuvenate the leaves, which will then remain attractive all season. Evergreen in mild winter regions. In colder climates, remove any browned foliage in early spring. Prefers cool summer climates and is generally intolerant of the hot and humid summers of the deep South.