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Shade Flowers

Are you lucky enough to have shaded areas in your yard in which to work during the heat of summer? If so, you will probably be the envy of your neighborhood. Plant Delights Nursery offers a diverse selection of shade flowers for your woodland garden. The most important factor before planting is determining how much and what kind of shade you have.

If your area gets morning sun for a few hours, then you can plant Hostas. Hostas offer a variety of foliage options and produces flowers, some of which are wonderfully fragrant! Other flowers for shaded areas include Tricyrtis (Toad Lily)which is a late summer bloomer and Astilbe which blooms in late spring.

Gardeners who have deep shade (meaning no direct sun or bright light even) need not despair. There are plants that thrive under these conditions. Dicentra (Bleeding Heart) are woodland shade tolerant flowers that bloom in white, pink, yellow or red. Dicentra flowers are butterfly and hummingbird attractors and they are deer resistant. Some other flowers for shaded areas are Polygonatum (Solomon's Seal), Adiantum (Maidenhair Fern) and Asarum (Wild Ginger). These are all perennial plants, meaning that once planted, they will come back for years of enjoyment and they can all be found at Plant Delights Nursery. Check out our online catalog with all the helpful information a simple mouse click away.


If you are trying to establish shade flowers under the canvas of a tree you will be presented with a whole new set of challenges. Not only is lighting compromised but so are water and nutrients. In many cases you can raise the bed and amend your soil, but it's the plants you choose that result in success. For example, Aspidistra (Cast Iron Plant) works well planted under trees. These foliage shade plants are also drought tolerant.

Another perennial that works well in the woodland garden is Cyclamen. These flowers for shaded areas are winter bloomers that seem to like dry conditions when they go dormant. Whatever shade perennials you're looking for, Plant Delights Nursery can help you with your plant selection of shade flowers. Give us a call!