No shade garden is complete without astilbe. These rugged perennials thrive in moist shade, providing you with a summer's worth of big, bold, frilly flower heads. And even when not in bloom, the plants' mounded, fernlike foliage is worth the price of admi
The striking shade-loving caladiums are the thrillers, the tallest plants in the pot, which add visual interest with their coarse, colorful leaves. The fillers are the New Guinea impatiens with their rose-colored flowers and light yellow streaks down the center of the leaves. And the spiller is a variegated Plectranthus, ‘Troy’s Gold.’
Shade Plants - For Difficult Spots Tough enough to handle shady spots with moist or wet soil, astilbe—instantly recognizable by virtue of its colorful spikes—arrests the eye when grown in clumps, so be sure to divide this perennial once fall comes around again.
Do you have an area of your garden that is shaded part of the day? There are many vegetables that grow in shade. Some even thrive when sheltered from the intense rays from the summer sun. Trees & buildings in & around your yard can make it difficult to choose a garden location. The shadows cast by objects change throughout the day & with the season as the sun shifts. There are many edible plants that can thrive in partial shade, dappled shade, or in as little as 3-6 hours of sunlight a day.