5 Perfect Plants for Shade Gardens This Spring

By March 10th, 2018

Bleeding Heart — Lamprocpanos Spectabilis - Plants for shade

If you have a shade garden, you understand the importance of choosing the right plants for this area. However, you don’t want to choose just any plant. You want vegetation that creates a beautiful, colourful space making it an inviting space in your home. Here are five perfect plants to grow in your shade garden this spring.

1. Siberian Bugloss — Brunnera Macrophylla

The Siberian Bugloss is one of the best plants for shade. This is a perennial plant that requires full or part shade. It looks like beautiful green leaves, but during the spring, small blue flowers bloom.

2. Astilbe

Astilbe is a perennial flower that needs part sun or full shade areas to survive. This flower features bright, fluffy-type flowers that are pink, white, or red. Additionally, the foliage on this plant is striking and dense, which creates an overall perfect addition to any shade garden.

3. Hostas

Hostas are an extremely versatile plant. These plants can grow well in both the shade or the sun. They are best known for their deep green leaves but in the late spring months they can produce small flowers. Additionally, Hostas are easy to grow and maintain, making them ideal for someone who may be lacking a green thumb.

4. Bleeding Heart — Lamprocpanos Spectabilis

If you want to add a unique look to your shade garden, you should consider bleeding hearts. These plants survive in part or full shade and boast bright pink flowers in the late spring months. The flowers look like bright pink hearts and when in bloom, they feature white interiors. If you desire this plant in your garden, you’ll want to make sure you have ample space as they can spread up to 2 feet wide and grow up to 3 feet tall.

5. Boston Fern — Nephrolepis Exaltata

If you are looking for annual shade plants that can survive in part shade, the Boston Fern is an excellent option. This beautiful green plant features deep green leaves and is a great option for covering your garden. It can spread up to 3 feet wide, and its prime season is during both the spring and summer months.

Whether you are looking for beautiful shade plants for pots or annual shade plants for your garden, consider these five plants to beautify and accentuate your outdoor space. Head to TERRA Greenhouses for a full selection and expert advice on planning your shade garden this spring.

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