5 Perfect Shade Perennials for the Hands-Off Gardeners

By June 26th, 2018

Hydrangeas Shade Perennial

Whether you are constantly on the go this summer or you are not an expert gardener, you need to choose plants for your garden that are easy to grow and don’t require a lot of time and maintenance. When you have shaded areas of your garden, it is essential that you choose shade plants. These plants thrive without direct sunlight and create beautiful garden areas all around your home. Here are five shade perennials that are perfect for gardeners who don’t have much time to spend in their flower beds this summer.

1. Bleeding Hearts

Bleeding hearts are one of your best options if you want beautiful, eye-catching shade-loving perennials. These flowers add a bright pink colour to your flower bed or planter and their unique heart-shape petals add contrast and variety to any outdoor space.

2. Hostas

If you want a flower that can survive in a variety of conditions with very little care, hostas are ideal. There are a variety of hostas to choose from, each in different colours and sizes. Visit your local TERRA Greenhouses location to view their wide selection of hostas for your shade garden.

3. Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are another perennial that provides a large assortment of colours and sizes. These plants are ideal for all types of garden areas including flower beds and planters, and they also make for excellent indoor shade plants.

4. Geranium

Geraniums are drought-resistant plants, making these particularly beneficial for beginners with gardens in shady areas. These perennials can grow well in all types of settings including flower beds and hanging planters. They also come in a variety of bright, eye-catching colours that will entice all your summer guests to wonder about your gardening secrets.

5. Astilbe

If you are looking for perennials that are full of colour and texture, Astilbe is an excellent option. It features bright flowers that grow in clusters, creating a unique look that will quickly grab attention. Even better, this is one of the many perennials for shade that bloom all summer.

There are many options for creating that perfect shade garden with lots of texture, colour, and contrast and that will make you look like a gardening expert — even with very little care or effort. Visit a TERRA Greenhouses location today to browse the wide selection of shade-loving perennials, receive advice, and gather inspiration for your home’s landscaping.

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