Planting shade tolerant flowers in your garden


Shade tolerant flowers should be planted under the trees or near the house from the northern side.

There are many flowers that grow in shade.

Perennial plants

Hellebores bloom in spring, Hostas attract with their original leaves and blue or white blossom all season. Beneath the trees in the open-work shade you can set up a small garden of primroses.

These plants astonish with the variety of kinds. That is why by planting different types and kinds of these beautifully blossoming plants you can decorate the darkest corners of your garden. The range of its blossom colors is very wide. Primroses are spring flowers.

If you select its different sorts, blooming will continue from the early spring until the late fall. You can also plant bulbiferous plants, for example, wild hyacinth bluebell. If you have moist soil, you can plant astilbes. Gardeners from all over the world try to plant these plants in their gardens. The plant breeders have been cultivated flowers in almost every color.

This plant is so decorative that even the most unfriendly corner in your garden will look amazing. Coral bells and spotted crane's-bills attract with their unusual leaves of different colors and are popular among gardeners in many countries. Dicentra, or bleeding-heart, has beautiful flowers which sectile leaves bring sadness. It likes fertile soil, good watering and good root drainage.

Annual plants


You can plant annual plants for renewing your garden landscape. It is great to change the palette of floroons, mixborders and blooming glades under the tree shade yearly. You can plant traditional balsamines near your house. They are tall-growing and have white or pink blossom. Blue woodruff or Asperula azurea is a nice flower about 12″ in height, which grows into a lush bush with thin leaves. Its flowers have delicate flavor. A woodruff can grow beneath the rose bushes or trees.

It was a short review of perennial and annual shade tolerant plants that will decorate your garden from spring untill late fall.

The following tips will help to plant these shade tolerant plants:

7 steps to plant blooming shade tolerant flowers

It is very simple. You will easily create beautiful flowerbeds, floroons and mixborders.

plant blooming shade tolerant flowers

1.Choose a place for your plants. Imagine what plants you would like to see in your garden. If you choose perennial plants, decide on the color palette. Those plants will decorate your garden for a couple of years. Select plants according to the duration of blooming.

2.Remove the weeds and dig up the ground. If the soil is heavy, it is necessary to add sand or lignum fossil and to fertilize soil because many shade tolerant plants like well-drained and fertile soils.

3.You can plant shade tolerant plants by using transplant seedlings or seeds. The transplant seedlings will grow fast and will start blooming 1 1,5 month earlier than those planted from seeds. It is desirable to buy transplant seedlings in a peat pot.

4.If you are creating a floroon, dig a trench. Water it well and put the pot inside. The distance between the plants depends on their sizes in the grown-up state. When buying pay attention to the recommendations on the distance between the plants. Cover the top with prepared soil and firm it carefully. Then water it again.

plant seeds

5.If you plant seeds, the distance between them also depends on their sizes in the grown-up state. Some seeds should be stratified. Usually it is done with the seeds of plants growing in cool weather conditions. There are different methods of stratification. Some seeds should be put into the fridge for a couple of weeks, others, especially those with a solid cover, should be notched, and the majority of seeds should be just put into the water for 24 hours. Prior to planting remember to dry seeds slightly so that they do not stick to your hands.

6.Dig a trench 1-1,5″ deep. Soil should be humid but non-sticky. Plant every seed separately with the interval suggested by the instruction. The depth of seed embedding should not exceed 1″. After planting, strew the seeds lightly with the prepared soil.

Annual plants7.It is not recommended to water the trench with the hose because in this way you can wash away the upper level of the ground with the planted seeds. There is enough moisture for the seeds to start growing provided before planting. The soil should be always humid until the plants spring out, and watering should be done carefully. Water the plants regularly. When they firm up, reduce watering. Some plants do not need regular watering.

If you follow all the rules of planting and take care of each of your plant, your garden will turn into a paradise. Everyone will admire the beauty of your garden.