Shade loving perennials.
My garden is south facing but I have an area at the bottom that never quite catches the sun. It is fairly shaded. I was thinking of planting a hosta but read that they are grown more for their foliage than their flowers. I was wondering if anybody had any ideas for a perennial that will thrive in shade and produce lovely flowers.
I have googled this but as a newbie its a bit overwhelming!!
Some Hostas do actually have beautiful flowers. Take a look at Hosta Fire and Ice as just one example.
Hi Ladybird4. I agree, some of them do have beautiful flowers and I am all about flowers. I have just read that they are prone to slugs etc. As much as I love the foliage its nice if they produce flowers too. I was also considering a rhodedendrom (excuse spelling if not correct). I have already planted a lacecap hydrangea which catches a little sun and it seems to be thriving but I have a large ish area next to it that I need to fill but it gets hardly any of the sun due to a big tree in the neighbours garden!!
Thank you hollie hock.. They do look lovely and certainly a possibility!
Hostas, hostas and more hostas.
Impartial as ever.
If you're considering rhodies, what about Pieris? The rhodie will only flower for a short while but a variegated pieris will give a much longer period of interest. They like acid conditions too if that's what you have (for your rhodie).
Really?? I do keep thinking hosta but I just want to do it right!! Thank you!!
Plant pauper.. Thank you soooo much. 'Rhodie is the only one I am familiar with but having googled Pieris they could do just as well for longer!!! Thank you again. I will certainly look into it!!