8 of the Most Colourful Flowers That Grow in the Shade!

Jun 14, 2022 | Latest News

Our gardens typically reward us for including a more colourful array of flowers in it wherever possible. But how many times has your garden been left in the shade and still rewarded you with beautiful flowering? It’s worth getting familiar with the most aesthetically pleasing flowers you can have in your garden that still grow in the shade. So find out to find out more!

Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana)

These brightly coloured annual flowers are great for any spot of darkness in anyone’s garden. What you will get from impatiens is a variety of colours that includes bright red, salmon, burgundy, white, to light pink! The great thing about impatiens is that they adore the shade, and do incredibly well either in pots or to line garden beds or borders. It’s also recommended that impatiens are planted as close to each other as they possible can be, as this will allow them to grow faster.

Fuchsia (Fuchsia magellanica)

Fuchsias are beautiful to admire while providing plenty of vibrancy and colour to your garden. Their unique design also lends itself to key pollinators, including hummingbirds, who visit the flower regularly. If you want more birds in your garden then it’s worth considering the fuchsia, as this will bloom all summer long and thrive in partial or full shade.

Foxglove (Digitalis)

Foxgloves will make a nice addition to your garden because they have thick, tall stems and a number of bell-shaped flowers which range from colours in purples to pinks to whites! It is also one of the easiest flowers for beginners to take care of in their garden. These will start flowering in the second year after planting because they need the first in order to grow foliage.

Primrose (Primula)

Primroses are relatively simple and easy to grow; they usually begin to fully bloom in the spring, and this will continue throughout the summer months. The best part about this is that they also don’t need much special care or attention in order to properly thrive. Well-moisturised soil and some nice shade are all these fantastic flowers will need to truly flourish. The primrose flowers in a variety of hues so if you’re looking for a colourful garden, this is for you!

Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum)

Tubular white flowers are supported by gracefully arched stems, with bright, long green leaves that keep this plant ideal for a shady garden. Solomon’s seal loves moisture and shade but can just as easily survive direct sunlight and drought if it needs to, making it one of the easiest choices for beginners.

Grecian windflower (Anemone blanda blue)

Otherwise known as blue shades or the winter windflower, this plant is famously part of the buttercup family of flowers. Windflowers are typically planted as bulbs which then thrive in partial shade, usually then blooming in mid-to-late springtime. The blue and purple, daisy-esque flowers are likely to add a very festive touch to your garden and as a new gardener they are very easy to grow.

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