Are you looking for creative ways to beautify your lawn? Do you have a love for decorative plants but are not sure which varieties would be best for your shady lawn? If sunlight is at a minimum in your yard due to heavy tree cover, certain plants will work better than others. Read on for a list of the best perennials and ornamentals in shady areas.
– Japanese Painted Fern
This deciduous fern variety is hardy enough to survive in cooler climates and is a mixture of silver, red, purple, green and blueish grey colors.
This ground flower features delicate pink and white blossoms which bloom in the late spring or early summer.
These unique pink blossoms are quite hardy. They grow well not only in shade but also in dry soil. Although technically biennials, if treated well they will last for many years.
- Bleeding Hearts
This perennial plant is another example of extremely unique-looking blossoms. They add interest to any shady garden but are great on their own.
- Coral Bells
These flowers come in many colors, including red, orange, almost-black, purple or green. They are the perfect “finishing touch” to any gardening scheme.