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Yellow Corydalis  This hard-working perennial plant that grows in shade takes the prize for being the longest bloomer in the sheltered garden. Enjoy its clusters of yellow flowers from late spring all the way to frost. It's not just the flowers that are beautiful; the gray-green leaves of these shade plants are attractive as well. The plant grows about 12 inches tall and is hardy in Zones 5-8.  Test Garden Tip: This plant can be a prolific self-seeder.  Top picks: Corydalis lutea is the…

Our Favorite Shade Garden Perennials

Yellow Corydalis This hard-working perennial plant that grows in shade takes the prize for being the longest bloomer in the sheltered garden. Enjoy its clusters of yellow flowers from late spring all the way to frost. It's not just the flowers that are beautiful; the gray-green leaves of these shade plants are attractive as well. The plant grows about 12 inches tall and is hardy in Zones 5-8. Test Garden Tip: This plant can be a prolific self-seeder. Top picks: Corydalis lutea is the…

Tiarella ‘Crow’s Feather’,  heuchera “Purple Petticoat” and a variegated hosta. by lu2513

Tiarella ‘Crow’s Feather’, heuchera “Purple Petticoat” and a variegated hosta. by lu2513

Lungwort - purple flowers, shade garden  "I have these!  But mine are more purple"

Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash'

Hosta "curly fries" 6" tall & 16" wide_Lavender flowers_prefers part sun (morning)_chartreuse matures to bright red speckled petioles_attracts butterflies_$18 5.5" pot

Hosta 'Curly Fries'

Hosta "curly fries" 6" tall & 16" wide_Lavender flowers_prefers part sun (morning)_chartreuse matures to bright red speckled petioles_attracts butterflies_$18 5.5" pot

Colorful plants for shade gardens | Geranium cranesbill | Sunset.com

19 Colorful Plants for Shade Gardens

Shade Garden Plants:      Sweet Woodruff     Cotton Candy Grass     Bigroot Geranium     Impatiens     Fuschia     Coral Bells     Coleus     Catnip     White Queen Caladium     Lobelia     Feverfew     Bleeding Heart     Toad Lily     Meadowsweet     Miss Indigo Primrose     Astilbe     Pulmonaria (Lungwort)     Yellow Corydalis     Celandine Wood Poppy     Hellebore

Shade Garden Plants: Sweet Woodruff Cotton Candy Grass Bigroot Geranium Impatiens Fuschia Coral Bells Coleus Catnip White Queen Caladium Lobelia Feverfew Bleeding Heart Toad Lily Meadowsweet Miss Indigo Primrose Astilbe Pulmonaria (Lungwort) Yellow Corydalis Celandine Wood Poppy Hellebore

Every year, dozens of new varieties of perennials come on the market. We've narrowed down our favorite perennials for shade to help you brighten up your garden this year.

The Best New Shade Perennials for 2014

Every year, dozens of new varieties of perennials come on the market. We've narrowed down our favorite perennials for shade to help you brighten up your garden this year.

Conifers for Shade - shade-tolerant evergreens, like Emer­ald Spreader™ Japanese yew (USDA Hardiness Zones 5–

Conifers for Shade - shade-tolerant evergreens, like Emer­ald Spreader™ Japanese yew (USDA Hardiness Zones 5–

Lungwort - 1 foot tall, "opal" has ice-blue flowers. shade perennial  plant with japanese painted fern or "jack Frost" brunnera for a delightful silver-on-silver.

Our Favorite Shade Garden Perennials

Lungwort - 1 foot tall, "opal" has ice-blue flowers. shade perennial plant with japanese painted fern or "jack Frost" brunnera for a delightful silver-on-silver.

These tough plants won't let dense clay soil stunt their growth.

Plants That Thrive in Clay Soil

Toad Lily - shade perennial.  plant behind hosta.  "White Towers"

Our Favorite Shade Garden Perennials