Quick Guide to Shade-Loving Landscaping Plants
Planting your gardens is easier when you know what works. Save time and money with this quick guide to shade-loving plants from a Texas Horticulturist.
Ajuga is a perennial groundcover. They quickly form a dense carpet-like mat in the areas of shade where nothing will grow. Not only do they love the shade, but they also produce a dainty, blue flower for you to admire.
Coleus loves the shade and brings you some amazing colors too! According to The Spruce, “Coleus, which were made popular as Victorian-era bedding plants, have made a huge comeback thanks to the all-season color and the lovely foliage it offers, whether it’s planted in full sun or shade…”
The Giant Liriope has lush, dark green foliage and is excellent for shaded areas. Small white flowers among the foliage are followed by violet-blue fruit. This is an evergreen perennial that is also low-maintenance.
Ferns grow beautifully in the shade and there are so many lovely varieties to choose from. For USDA Hardiness Zone 9 a, Todd loves the lace fern, holly fern, and autumn fern. The Spruce has a lovely read on Autumn Fern.
Hosta is the next beauty that loves the shade. There are so many varieties!! To see many of them, try this link from The Spruce.
Knowing the BEST Shade-Loving Landscaping plants makes planting your gardens easier. Having this quick guide to shade-loving plants will save time and money for you when installing your home landscaping.
Todd has used these shade-loving plants for the past 30 years to make his clients happy and to make Garden Guy the most successful local, family-owned landscaping company in Sugar Land, Texas, and winner of Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite 2021
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