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Gorgeous Plants That Grow In Shade

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If you are looking for plants that grow in shade, this list will help you find the best perennial flowers, shrubs and vines for your shade garden.

Plants that grow well in shade | If you are looking for plants that grow in shade, this list of the best shade loving perennial shrubs, flowers and vines will help you find the plants you want.

Now that my garden has grown into its own, I have a lot more shade than I used to. Which means that I have had to swap out some of the original full sun plants for plants that grow in shade. And I thought I’d share my favorites!

Most of my garden is made up of perennial flowers, vines and shrubs and I like to use low maintenance plants whenever possible, so that’s mostly what you’ll find below…with a few exceptions :)

Of course, my mother’s garden has always been pretty shady, so she has A LOT of experience planting in the shade…and has provided that great information in some of the links below.

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Shade Loving Shrubs

Hydrangeas | If you are looking for plants that grow in shade, this list of the best shade loving perennial shrubs, flowers and vines will help you find the plants you want.
Many Hydrangeas grow well in the shade

To make my garden as easy to maintain as possible, I use a lot of shrubs. As long as you give them enough space to grow, they usually don’t require much work (definitely my type of plant!)

Click the links below to get more information about our favorite shade loving bushes.

Shade Loving Perennial Flowers and Vines

Hellebores make a great addition to the shade border | If you are looking for plants that grow in shade, this list of the best shade loving perennial shrubs, flowers and vines will help you find the plants you want.
Hellebores make a great addition to the shade border

Perennial flowers and vines make up another large part of my garden. Since they come back every year, you only have to plant them once to enjoy many years of flowers in your garden.

And generally speaking, they are pretty low maintenance (another good thing in my books!)

Here are our favorite shade loving perennials:

Container Plants For The Shade

Blue containers in the shade | If you are looking for plants that grow in shade, this list of the best shade loving perennial shrubs, flowers and vines will help you find the plants you want.
Blue containers in the shade

When you have a lot of shade in your garden, that usually means your containers are in the shade, too! I love to plant blue flowers in blue planters on my shady deck, and you can find my favorite container plants for shade here:

We will be updating this page with new links as we expand our shade garden library, so be sure to check back later for more information!

Do you have suggestions for other gorgeous plants that grow in shade? Tell us in the section below.

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