We are often asked, “what perennials can I plant in the shade?”, the options for sun are enormous but in shade we are more limited. Here I will show you five interesting plants for the shady garden, not necessarily the most popular, and I choose to ignore hosta because everybody has this already.
Lets talk begonias, an exciting and diverse plant species that is enjoying a huge surge in popularity. Generally speaking begonias are very easy to grow, they will thrive and bloom with a minimum of care. Many begonias tolerate a variety of conditions, shade; sun, dry, low fertility, perfect for today’s busy lifestyles. Begonias come with an array of flower colours, sizes, shapes and forms for extra interest. The leaves are also beautiful, shiny, large, small, in a variety of shades and shapes. It is little wonder these plants are so popular and plant breeders are striving to introduce newer and improved varieties.