The Q&A Archives: Perennials For Shade

Question: What are some perennials for shade to little sun in zone 7?

Answer: Some outstanding perennials for your region include: Aconitum (monkshood), Aquilegia (columbine), Astilbe, Bergenia, Brunnera (Siberian bugloss), Cimicfuga (bugbane), Dicentra (bleeding heart), Helleborus, Heuchera (coral bells), Hosta, Polemonium (Jacob's ladder), Viola (violet) and Pulmonaria (lungwort). Some plants are tall and should be planted in the back of the border or garden, with shorter plants in front. Be sure to prepare the bed prior to planting by incorporating some compost, leaf mold, or peat moss, to help retain moisture in the bed.

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