Do you have a shaded area in your yard that it seems like nothing will grow?
I feel your pain because I have the same problem spots in my yard. But don’t worry because today I am going to bring you a list of plants that will grow in the shade.
It is my hope that after you read this list, you’ll get a few ideas on what you can plant in those trouble spots to still bring beauty to your yard even in the shade.
So let’s get started—
1. Coral Bells
This is a beautiful flowering plant that is actually a perennial. They grow in the shade and are known for their ease.
Apparently, they are easy to grow and require very little maintenance from that point forward.
So if you want something that could add a splash of color and come back year after year then this might be the plant you’ve always wanted.
2. Dead Nettle
This is another perennial that is meant to add beautiful colors and foliage to your shaded garden spots.
Now, the only thing that may make this choice less than perfect for some is that it is used as a ground cover.
So it will make roots and run. If you don’t want something running through your yard (though colorful and pretty) then you might want to choose a different option.
3. Foam Flower
I love the name of this flower. Doesn’t it just sound interesting?
Well, it is a beautiful perennial flower. This one is not a ground cover. Instead, it has lots of individual blooms on one stem.
The appearance is not only unique but colorful as well.
So if you are looking for a splash of color to add to your shady spot then this might be a good option.
This is another very interesting plant. It actually gets its name because long ago people believed it looked like a lung and actually tried to treat lung diseases with it.
Unfortunately, the plant didn’t have any real medicinal powers but the name stuck with it regardless.
However, this plant is a perennial and another one that can take off and run as well. It grows in batches so if you aren’t looking for a ground cover type plant then this might not be a good choice.
But it is one of the few plants that can be planted around trees and withstand the toxic effects of the Black Walnut tree.
This perennial is a beautiful flower that loves the shade. It also brings along a special quality when planted.
So if you are a butterfly lover then this plant is for you. When you plant these flowers, they draw them which is a great addition to any yard or flower garden.
Foxgloves are undecided in the perennial and annual department. The same plant will not come back year after year.
But they do reseed themselves which makes them come back year after year.
So if you need a plant that will come back each year and provide lots of beautiful colors then Foxgloves are for you.
7. Japanese Forest Grass
This is an interesting plant. It is a perennial so you should only have to plant it once.
But it isn’t extremely colorful by any means. However, it looks like a little pom-pom made of grass.
So if you are looking for something to add a finishing touch to a shaded area without adding a rainbow of color then this is a good option.
To make sure your Japanese Forest Grass is thriving, you might want to give it the best fertilizer.
A primrose can be either an annual or a perennial flower.
So if you try them out and decide they aren’t for you then they don’t have to be a permanent fixture.
But after you see their bright colors and good temperament towards cold weather, you may decide to keep them around.
Spurge is another that can be a perennial or an annual depending upon where you live. If you live in the frost-free zone then it will stay year round.
However, if you live in a colder area then it is an annual. Regardless, it is a beautiful flower that can add lots of life to a shaded space.
So if you are looking for a plant that won’t add a rainbow effect but still add a splash of color to your shaded areas then you might want to consider spurge.