The 8 Best Shade Plants to Beautify Your Garden


A classic shade-loving perennial, hostas come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Their beautiful foliage adds texture and interest to shady borders.


Ferns are a great way to add a touch of elegance and whimsy to your shade garden. They come in a variety of sizes and textures, and many prefer moist soil.


Begonias are popular for their colorful flowers and foliage. They come in a wide variety of types, some of which prefer shade or partial shade.


These low-maintenance annuals are perfect for adding splashes of color to shady areas. They come in a wide range of colors and bloom all summer long.


Coralbells (Heuchera) are prized for their beautiful foliage, which comes in a variety of colors, including shades of green, purple, and red. They also produce delicate white or pink flowers in the spring.


Astilbes are known for their tall, feathery plumes of flowers that bloom in mid to late summer. They prefer moist soil and partial shade.

Bleeding Heart (Dicentra Spectabilis):

This old-fashioned favorite produces heart-shaped pink or white flowers that dangle from arching stems. It's a beautiful addition to shady borders.


Hellebores, also known as Lenten Rose, are winter-blooming perennials that produce beautiful flowers in shades of white, pink, purple, and green. They're a welcome sight in the garden when not much else is in bloom.