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Yellow perennials for partial shade?

TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne & Wear Green Belt Posts: 1,568
edited 2 March in Plants
Hiya,

Wondering if you have any recommendations for yellow flowering perennials which would be OK in partial shade in my new bed.

It's at the southern facing end of my north facing garden and so gets sun in summer for about 4 hours.  The soil is clay but I've conditioned it quite a lot so the top 30 cm or so are quite nice and loose. 

I've planted ferns and a mahonia winter sun in there so far.

I'm looking for tall, whispy and ground cover.  White at a push but definitely looking for yellow.

Many thanks,

J.
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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,672
    edited 2 March
    Chrysalis lutea for ground cover. I can vouch for its "yellowness"  :)
    It self seeds but is easy to pull out if it appears in the wrong place.
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/4471/corydalis-lutea/details

    Edited to add, Helianthus "Lemon Queen" (amongst others), for height and yellow in the late Summer/Autumn.

  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,174
    edited 2 March
    Helianthus Lemon Queen, fine for partial shade. Tall, bushy, long flowering, perennial. Alcoholic Mollies.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,672
    Snap @Fire 😁.
    I realised that after looking at the "Lantern" photos !
  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 BirminghamPosts: 736
    Lamium silberteppich is quite pretty as groundcover also Epimedium Sulphureum

    I have Crocosmia George Davidson in a shadier spot than you describe and it flowers quite well. Lovely rich buttery yellow although not wispy

    Miscanthus sinensis does well in shade and Gold Bar has creamy yellow bands on its foliage. Another lovely golden grass is Hakonechloa Aureola
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  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne & Wear Green Belt Posts: 1,568
    Fire said:
     Alcoholic Mollies.

    :D

    I'm guessing this is alchemilla mollis? :D



  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne & Wear Green Belt Posts: 1,568
    AnniD said:
    Chrysalis lutea for ground cover. I can vouch for its "yellowness"  :)
    It self seeds but is easy to pull out if it appears in the wrong place.


    Ooooo, I like this.  Would look nice with the ferns.

  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne & Wear Green Belt Posts: 1,568
    Lamium silberteppich is quite pretty as groundcover also Epimedium Sulphureum

    I have Crocosmia George Davidson in a shadier spot than you describe and it flowers quite well. Lovely rich buttery yellow although not wispy

    Miscanthus sinensis does well in shade and Gold Bar has creamy yellow bands on its foliage. Another lovely golden grass is Hakonechloa Aureola

    I've ordered some lamium.  I had it seeding all over in my last place (yard) and the bees and moths loved it.

    Epimedium I have in a pot covered in grit (sunny and share) but I'm vine weevil obsessed after losing 6 heuchera last month (in the front garden) so I'm keen to avoid anything they love.....

    The miscanthus is very pretty.



  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,174
    edited 2 March
    There are some lovely yellow hellebores out there. I was admiring them recently at Dixter.

    It's not what you asked for, but there are some climbing roses happy in partial shade, like Malvern Hills and Pilgrim.
  • PlantmindedPlantminded WirralPosts: 1,030
    For some late summer/early autumn colour try Rudbeckia fulgida var. Goldsturm which will be fine with four hours of sun.  The flowers are a rich golden yellow which really stands out at a time when other perennials are fading.  It also bulks up well, looks good with grasses and is popular with bees and other pollinators.
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne & Wear Green Belt Posts: 1,568
    Fire said:
    Helianthus Lemon Queen

    Very pretty and lovely green foliage
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