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Shade Perennials: The Ultimate Guide

Shade perennials are some of the most beautiful plants that can grace any garden. This guide discusses how to plant, care for, and combine different shade perennials. The last section of this guide describes some common diseases that affect shade perennials and offers steps for preventing and curing these diseases.

There are many different types of shade perennials. However, pink Trillium and Solomon's Seal are the most popular and easiest to grow. These two varieties are usually found at local nurseries or home improvement stores like Lowes or Home Depot.

Pink Trillium is a highly easy-to-grow shade perennial. However, it spreads quickly, so one must not plant it too close to the house or other structures. Some people place limestone at the bottom of the hole before planting Pink Trillium to increase drainage and discourage rot. To grow this shade perennial successfully, plant it in areas that receive some sunlight (but still mostly shade).

Solomon's Seal is effortless to care for and cannot be killed by overwatering. It thrives in shady areas and can completely cover itself with lush greenery and white flowers.

Several combinations can result from planting two or more shade perennials nearby.

Many different diseases can affect perennials. The most common include root rot, powdery mildew, leaf spot, blight, and rust. Infections are generally caused by fungus or bacteria, easily cured through fungicide or pesticide treatments. To avoid disease issues, plant in well-drained soil and avoid areas where water collects.

Most Shade Perennials are susceptible to leaf spots, rust, blight, or powdery mildew. Again, prevention is critical in safeguarding against these diseases. Once the plants become infected, they will die if not treated immediately. To treat these problems, remove all dead or dying foliage.