Flowers for Shady Areas of the Garden

What type of plants that flower can I put in a mostly shady area that look nice?

Hardiness Zone: 6a

By Andrea from Sarnia, Ontario Canada

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September 11, 20100 found this helpful

Hello,

For an annual, I always plant impatiens. I just love them

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September 11, 20100 found this helpful

Impatiens always work. I, too, love them! If you have dappled shade in some areas, cone flowers actually work, although their flowers are more white than pink. Day lilies will also bloom in light shade, and if it's too dark, they'll at least put out foliage.

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September 15, 20100 found this helpful

Thanks for all the feed back. I cant wait to get started next year.

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August 31, 2010 Flag

What types of flowers grow well in shady areas?

Hardiness Zone: 6a

By GreenEyes from central KS

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Flowers for Shady Areas of the Garden

I love impatiens for shade. Hosta does well in shade, and will put out some spikes/shoots of flowers. Caladiums will do well in the shade. I like the look of mixing red and white, so I'll plant either white caladiums with red impatiens around them, or red caladiums with white impatiens around them. Looks great in a large container! (07/31/2010)

By mrs.story

Flowers for Shady Areas of the Garden

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By perfume and powder

Flowers for Shady Areas of the Garden

Daylilies are our favorite for shade. One advantage is that they don't require as much water as other shade plants. Also, they have great flowers! (07/31/2010)

By straightace

Flowers for Shady Areas of the Garden

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