Shade Perennials

Shade Perennials

Perennials work well for those who prefer to plant something that needs little maintaining. They can bring color to any area in a small amount of time. Blue Phlox, Brown Eyed Susan, and Doll's Eye are a few that are hardy growers and do well in any area. Plant for the upscale flower gardens.

Shade Perennials
Just because some homeowners have properties that get limited sunlight doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy beautiful, shade loving plants and flowers. Our company, Tn Nursery, offers a wealth of shade plants and shade perennials. Perennial plants come back year after year and shade perennials do best in the shade. Here are just some of the shade perennials we have on offer:

Aegopodiun Podagraria or Bishop’s Weed
This low plant with its creamy white flowers resembles Queen Anne's lace. It grows very quickly and can be very aggressive, so the gardener would do well to keep an eye on it. Otherwise, it’s an excellent plant for shady areas.

Bugleweed or Ajuga
This perennial, which sends out spikes of white, pink, violet or blue flowers from colorful foliage, is a fantastic ground cover.

Goatsbeard
This plant has dramatic, long plumes of tiny cream colored flowers on stalks that can grow from one to six feet tall. The foliage is fern-like and light green.

Goldenseal
Goldenseal is not just one of the best perennial plants for shade, but it’s also a medicinal herb. It has a yellow rootstock and purplish stems that grow about a foot tall. It also has two large, five-part, slightly hairy leaves. Each plant has only one flower at a time, which is either greenish white or rose-colored. In the fall, the fruit resembles a giant raspberry. Tea was used by Native Americans to treat skin conditions like eczema and acne.

Jack-in-the-Pulpit
This delightful looking plant is bound to be a hit with anyone who comes across it. The spathe arches over the spadix, which is full of minuscule flowers and reminds people of a preacher in a pulpit. Unfortunately, the flowers' smell isn’t the sweetest, but this is because flies need to fertilize it. In the fall, the flowers on the spadix are replaced by beautiful berries. Jack-in-the-pulpit also has medicinal uses and is sometimes used to treat tired eyes, snakebite, and bronchitis.