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22 Perennials for Shade (Plants and Flowers)

22 perennials that like shade.


Sambucus Black Lace. A shrub with similar leaves to a Japanese Maple, but that tolerates partial shade. Can be pruned back hard in the fall or left to grow to 8-10 ft.

from The Garden Glove

Shade Loving Plants That Bloom All Summer

Spiderwort – Known for growing in almost any conditions, Spiderwort has strap like foliage and interesting flowers of white, pink or purple all summer.

from David Domoney

Top 10 self-seeding plants for a fuss-free cottage garden

We all like to get free plants. And self-seeders produce new plants for us every year. They are ideal if you want a fuss-free garden, because they require little intervention. Left to bloom and set seed, these prolific varieties will soon fill every available patch in the garden. Here are my top 10 self-seeding plants. 1 Papaver


Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…

from House Beautiful

10 Houseplants That Can Survive in Even the Darkest Corner

10 Houseplants That Can Survive in Even the Darkest Corner -


Astrantia 'Hadspen Blood' This Masterwort prefers part shade and moist soil that does not dry out. Masterwort blooms continuously throughout the summer and fall, wafting a sweet scent. Like Queen Anne’s lace, each masterwort blossom is an umbel of tiny flowers, framed by a collar of papery bracts.

from MorningChores

25 Gorgeous Shade-Tolerant Plants That Will Bring Your Shaded Garden Areas to Life

26 Beautiful Plants That Grow in Shade


Pteridophyllum racemosum - a lovely, rare woodland plant that looks like a flowering fern but it's not. This is a unique evergreen perennial for the shade. Give it humus rich soil and a cool location.

from eHow

How to Grow Clematis in Containers

How to Grow Clematis in Containers (says no metal containers...I didn't know that!)