Perennials shade plants that flower?
I had a flower area put in around a really large old tree last year, and I am now ready to start picking out some plants. I would like flowering perennials that can tolerate shade. Any suggestions?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Try these flowering perennials that will grow in shade in your area:

Aquilegia chrysantha (Golden Spur Columbine)
Aquilegia caerulea (Rocky Mountain Columbine)
Bellium minutum (Needs even moisture)
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Dwarf Plumbago)
Lamium maculatum (Dead Nettle)
Symphytum grandiflorum (Ornamental Comfrey)
Tradescantia sillamontana (Cobweb Spiderwort)
Vinca major (Big-leaf Periwinkle)

Answered by BHGgardenEditors
Community Answers (2)

In zone 5, I like Anemone japonica 'Honorine Jobert', Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips', Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost', Pulmonaria 'Trevi Fountain', Tricyrtis 'Miyazaki', Alchemilla mollis, Aster divericata 'Eastern Star', Bergenia cordifolia 'Sissinghurst White', Lamiastrum galeobdolon 'Variegatum', Hosta 'Whirlwind', Geranium phaeum and Heuchera varieties. Hostas are much maligned. Buy some odd ones you have never seen before and you will fall in love!
Submitted by LucyMcGigs