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Lamium Starting in mid-spring, Lamium produces clusters of pink or white flowers. This delightful groundcover can rebloom off and on through the summer, creating months of color. And even when its not blooming, the silver-infused foliage brightens up shady corners. Lamium usually stays about 8 inches tall and grows best in Zones 4-8.

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Top Plants that Thrive in Clay

Bee Balm Bee balm is an old-fashioned favorite that produces flowers in shades of red to pink, lavender, and purple. It grows in heavy, clay soil, attracts hummingbirds, and is deer- and rabbit-resistant. Needs regular to ample water. Name: Monarda selections Zones: 3-9

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Tough as Nails Deer Resistant Garden for Shade

NEW! Tough As Nails Deer-Resistant Garden for Shade 13 plants Astillbe, Forest grass & Lamium

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The Best Perennials for Shade

Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart/flowers for shade

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The Best Perennials for Shade

Hellebore Hellebore (Helleborus), also called Christmas rose, is one of the earliest bloomers in shady gardens. Look for its burgundy, pink, cream, green, or white flowers in late winter or early spring. Although it looks delicate, the Christmas rose is quite sturdy once it gets established. And, it's deer- and rabbit-resistant. Hellebore grows best in Zones 4-8 and grows 12 inches tall.

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The Best Perennials for Shade

One of the toughest plants that grow in the shade garden, bigroot geranium (Geranium macrorrhizum) doesn't mind heat or drought. And, deer and rabbits typically pass it by in search of tastier morsels. This shade plant puts on a spring show with pink or white flowers; some varieties also offer outstanding fall coloration in their woodsy-scented foliage. Bigroot geranium is hardy iPlant it with: Add height and interest to your shade garden by planting bigroot geranium in front of toad lilies.

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Tried-and-True Perennials for Your Garden

beautiful mix of perennial flowers bloom in a wide range of blue, white, yellow, red, and purple colors against a brown, stone, wall

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Colorful Shrubs for Your Garden

Carol Mackie' Daphne You'll love this variety for its stunning cream-edged leaves, as well as its clusters of fragrant pink flowers in spring. Its low size makes it perfect for growing along a pathway or in the middle of a perennial border. Name: Daphne burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie' Size: To 3 feet tall, 4 feet wide Zones: 4-7 Bonus: Daphnes don't like warm temperatures around their roots; spread a layer of mulch or grow groundcovers around their base to help keep the roots cool in summer

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Zebra Hollyhocks are perennials that bloom all summer long. They are easy to grow, self seed, are drought tolerant, and attract butterflies. They grow in sun to part shade and get 2-4' tall. Great for perennial beds, cottage gardens, borders, and rock gardens. Zones 4-8

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The Best Perennials for Shade

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The Best New Shade Perennials for 2014

'Lime Ruffles' is relatively heat-resistant and can even take full sun in cooler climates. The plant also develops white flowers in the fall. Name: Heuchera 'Lime Ruffles' Growing Conditions: Partial shade, Shade Size: 8–11 inches tall, 15–18 inches wide Zones: 4–9 Source: Terra Nova

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The Best Perennials for Shade

Astilbe - likes moist shade!

Soapwort- the leaves of this plant were used long ago to make a cleaning lather. Also called bouncing bet, it grows easily along arid roadsides and other difficult places -- showing how easy it is to grow. Flowers come in double forms in red, pink, and white, and some with variegated leaves are good candidates where soil tends to be alkaline. Tumbling over walls, as a ground cover in rock gardens, or in crevice gardens, rock soapwort -- a low, spreading form -- makes colorful pools of bright…

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Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy' Silvery leaves edged in green make this low-growing perennial (to 8 inches tall) a choice ground--cover because it lights up shaded beds. White flowers appear in spring and summer.

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Easy Groundcovers

Whether you’re looking for shade groundcovers or sun groundcovers, these are the easiest groundcovers to grow. These plants will help you hide major landscaping problems too.

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The Best New Shade Perennials for 2014

Curly Fries HostaGrowing Conditions: Shade, Partial shade Size: 6–8 inches tall, 12–16 inches wide Zones: 3–9