Gilbert H. Wild & Son

As the spring temperatures begin to rise, enjoying a shady nook can become a delightful escape especially when surrounded by beautiful pants. Shade gardens are not only a repose from the intensity of the sun, but also a canvas for showcasing some unique plants that thrive in less sunlight. In this blog post, I want to share a few of my favorite shade-loving plants with you.

First on the list is the ‘Purple Candles’ Astilbe. This plant is a showstopper with its stunning purple-pink plumes that rise above its lacy foliage. It’s a perfect addition to any shade garden and adds a pop of color. ‘Purple Candles’ Astilbe is a low-maintenance plant that doesn’t require a lot of watering or fertilizing, making it a great option for beginner gardeners.

‘Purple Candles’ Astilbe

Next up is the ‘Southern Comfort’ Coral Bells. This plant has beautiful coppery-brown leaves that complement the purple-pink flowers of the Astilbe perfectly. The leaves are stunning on their own and add a lot of texture to any garden. ‘Southern Comfort’ Coral Bells is also known for being deer-resistant and attracts hummingbirds.

‘Southern Comfort’ Coral Bells

Finally, we have the ‘Royal Standard’ Giant Hosta. This plant is a classic shade-loving plant and a must-have for any shade garden. It has large, lush leaves that can grow up to 12 inches long and 10 inches wide. The ‘Royal Standard’ Giant Hosta produces fragrant white flowers that bloom in late summer and early fall. This plant is perfect for filling in empty spaces in your garden and it’s the Hosta that will take both shade and more sun this is one of your best choices.

‘Royal Standard’ Giant Hosta

These three plants are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to shade-loving plants. There are so many beautiful options out there to choose from. When creating a shade garden, it’s important to remember to choose plants that have similar growing conditions, including soil type, moisture, and sun exposure.

In addition to these plants, it’s also important to consider the design of your shade garden. Shade gardens can be just as beautiful and interesting as sunny gardens, with a little bit of creativity. Consider adding in different textures, such as rocks or mulch, and mixing up the heights of the plants to create depth.

In conclusion, don’t let a lack of sunlight discourage you from creating a beautiful garden. Shade-loving plants like the ‘Purple Candles’ Astilbe, ‘Southern Comfort’ Coral Bells, and ‘Royal Standard’ Giant Hosta can create a stunning and unique garden that will be the envy of all your neighbors.

Happy gardening!