Plants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and they easily brighten up any space. If you want to accent a shaded area in your yard, or bring a burst of life to your home or office, perennial shade plants are your best bet because they can thrive in minimal sunlight.

What is a Perennial Plant?

Perennial plants grow in both summer and spring, and tend to go dormant during winter and autumn.

Shade-Loving Perennials

With easy care and plenty of options to choose from, perennials are among the most popular plant types. Here are some great options to liven up a shady nook in your home or yard:

  • bleeding heart flower

    Bleeding Heart

  • hosta flower

    Hosta

  • lungwort flower (pulmonaria)

    Lungwort

  • yellow corydalis flower

    Yellow Corydalis

  • brunnera flower

    Brunnera

  • Astilbe flower

    Astilbe

  • monkshood flower

    Monkshood

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Sun-Loving Perennials

While this post is mainly focused on shade perennials, we understand that you may be interested in options you can propagate in the full-sun portions of your yard:

  • Top North Texas Perennial Flowers
    Turk's Cap
  • Top North Texas Perennial Flowers
    Esperanza 'Gold star'
  • Top North Texas Perennial Flowers
    Hibiscus, 'Moy Grande'
  • Top North Texas Perennial Flowers
    Scabiosa
  • Top North Texas Perennial Flowers
    Crossvine

 

Three Categories of Perennials

Container-grown plants

These are perennial plants that you can buy pre-potted at your local gardening store. Depending on whether you choose to keep it inside or place it in your garden, they’re generally quite easy to transplant.

For garden placement, you’ll need to dig a hole about as deep as the original container, and twice as wide. Be sure you remove the plant slowly and carefully when placing it in the ground. If you re-pot the plant in a larger container, make sure you’ve added an adequate amount of soil.

Bare-root plants

Bare-root plants are less expensive than their container-grown counterparts, but the loose root system makes them a bit more complicated to handle. You need to soak them into the water before potting or planting in the ground. At the time of planting, add some compost atop the soil to encourage root growth.

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Seeds

This, of course, is the simplest and least expensive way to grow your perennials, but it takes the most patience. Make sure you follow any available instructions to take proper care as the seeds germinate.

Conclusion

With a vast array of colors and sizes, perennial shade plants are a great way to brighten your space. Don’t let limited sunlight stop you from adding a touch of beauty to your home or garden. As always, Ryno Lawn Care is eager to assist with your landscaping projects, so let us know if you need a helping hand!

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3 Responses

  1. Thanks for the great post! I love perennial shade plants as well- they brighten up any shady nook! I recently started my lawn care company in Athens, Georgia called Athens Lawn Care and Service, and I’m always looking for blogs with informative content! Love it!

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    Thanks again for the great post!

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