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Any ideas of perennial flowering plants that would be good for a flower bed in partial shade?? 

Going to be planting herbs at the front where there's more constant light, but want ideas for further back please.
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,854
    HOSTAS  :D
    Devon.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,709
    Hostafan1 said:
    HOSTAS  :D
    Not that you are biased Hostafan1
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 Posts: 954
    There are lots of lovely ones
    Astilbes, Thalictrum, Aquilegias, Campanula persicifolia, Japanese anemones 
    Crocosmia will take some shade - I have Lucifer, Emily McKenzie and George Davison is quite shady beds (couple of hours indiarent sun max a day)
    Aster divaricatus
    Actaea simplex (might have a different name now)
    Rodgersias
    Geranium macrorrhizum or phaeum varieties
    Dicentra spectablilis 
    Primula vulgaris
    Corydalis
    Acanthus mollis

     If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero
    East facing, top of a hill clay-loam, cultivated for centuries (7 years by me). Birmingham
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,716
    Great list there Butterfly, but I would add most Rodgersia dont flower, and they are huge, very large leaves, and they like it really wet, boggy.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,709
    Great list there Butterfly, but I would add most Rodgersia dont flower, and they are huge, very large leaves, and they like it really wet, boggy.
    Sorry to contradict you Nanny Beach, but Rodgersia grown in the correct position....moist, sunny, partial shade,  will always have wonderful flowers.
    The leaves too are fab.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=rodgersia+flowers&client=firefox-b-d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiLyvTuwbXpAhXViFwKHdHBCSMQ_AUoAXoECAwQAw&biw=1920&bih=938
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • tui34tui34 Posts: 3,436
    Busy Lizzies!
    A good hoeing is worth two waterings.

  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 Posts: 954
    edited May 2020
    @Nanny Beach I hope no-one tells my Rodgersias they shouldn’t be flowering 🤫

    Mine gets some sun in the morning but then in shade and flowers but I do grow it more for the foliage then the flowers. The soil is good but definitely not boggy - he would probably get bigger if it was but he copes ok and I don’t water him. I have Bronze Peacock which is a lovely glossy chocolate colour
     If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero
    East facing, top of a hill clay-loam, cultivated for centuries (7 years by me). Birmingham
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,716
    OK folks, we inherited one, 2013, the leaves were a foot across, the plant was 6 feet tall, its never been like that since, we bought a flowering one last year, tall white flowers a bit like an astilbe, that one seems to have disappeared.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,854
    edited May 2020
    Treeface said:
    Whilst a hosta flowers, I wouldn't have called it a perennial flowering plant. It's more about the foliage than the flowers.

    That's your opinion,( factually inaccurate,) but it's still a flowering perennial which is what @Richard.jones89 asked for.
    Devon.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,709
    edited May 2020
    Hostafan1 said:
    Treeface said:
    Whilst a hosta flowers, I wouldn't have called it a perennial flowering plant. It's more about the foliage than the flowers.

    That's your opinion,( factually inaccurate,) but it's still a flowering perennial which is what @Richard.jones89 asked for.
    Some Hosta flowers are beautiful
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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