The Q&A Archives: Some Shade-Tolerant Perennials

Question: I would like to plant a flower garden in a little spot right next to the house. This is a shady area and only gets indirect sunlight. Which plants do you reccommend to fill up the flower bed? Susan Morris Pawling, NY

Answer: Some good shade-tolerant perennial plants are: Astilbe Hosta (mostly grown for their striking foliage, although they also have attractive lavender-colored flowers.) Ajuga or periwinkle (ground covers) Foamflower Foxglove Monkshood Impatiens are colorful annual plants that thrive in a shady spot.

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