12 Tough Perennials That Grow in Dry Shade (Most Even Bloom!)
A shady spot such as under a large tree can be challenging to work with in your garden, especially if it stays on the dry side. Most common shade plants are native to moist woodland conditions, so they need a lot of additional watering during a drought. But if you pick the right plants that will tolerate an extended dry spell, you can create a thriving perennial garden, even in a tricky spot. Most of the varieties listed here mix and match well together. To help get your plants off to the best start possible, keep them well-watered throughout the first year. After that, they will likely do fine with whatever rainwater they get.
Start to design your shade garden with these plants as a base, and you shouldn't have any problem filling up the bed. Once you master these plants, you can use that confidence to experiment with new varieties.