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10 Great Plants for Shade

One of the most common questions always goes something like this: "My yard gets lots of shade. What perennials can I plant other than hostas?"  Will caution you that you will be hard-pressed to find another plant as rugged and carefree as a hosta, I will tell you about my top 10 easy-care, shade-tolerant perennials.  So here is your answer that you seek: 

 

If your shady area needs or could use a little visual excitement, I encourage you to give a couple of these plants a try. And you'll surely find a few that will give those stalwart hostas a run for the money.


 

Heuchera (Coral Bells)

Lamium Maculatum (Dead Nettle)

Tiarella cordifolia (Foamflower)

Pulmonaria (Lungwort)

Astilbe

Digitalis (Foxglove)

Hakonechloa (Japanese forest grass)

Primula (Primrose)

Euphorbia (Spurge)

Alchemilla (Lady's mantle)

Chocolate Ruffles heuchera

Birdy

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