The Q&A Archives: Shade-Loving Flowers for NY

Question: I am looking for the best flowers to plant in full shade on Long Island, NY. Can you please suggest several? Thanks very much! Pam McCormick LI, NY

Answer: Good annual flowers to consider are impatiens, primrose, and torenia. Perennial flowers include Japanese anemone, viola, hardy geranium, tall summer phlox, cardinal flower, perennial foxglove, astilbe, monkshood, columbine, and daylily.

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