Certain plants need some sun to bloom but not too much! If you’re gardening in a yard that escapes the afternoon sun, you’ve got some great options. The Bloom-a-thon Azalea is a newer variety of Azalea that blooms in the spring and again in the fall. Make sure you plant them a little high and add a lot of peat moss to the soil. Love the look of Hydrangeas? Try a re-bloomer like Endless Summer, or the colorful Cityline Paris Hydrangeas. For evergreens, we suggest the Mountain Fire Pieris Japonica. It blooms delicate white flowers in the spring and bright red in the leaves of new growth.
A cute ball-like dwarf shrub that is known for its yellow foliage and stays viberant year round. Can be utalized in a pot, small garden or to give character to a larger landscape.
A vibrant flowering shrub native to Asia, that blooms in the Spring. There are tricks to keeping Azalea’s healthy and helping them reach their full potential. One being that they do well living near or under shade trees. While getting established, ensure slightly acidic soil and mulch well for they have shallow roots, once established your Azalea will take little care.
Needed to be close to a watering source, this Asian inspired flowering plant can offer a different dimension to your landscape. Dying back to the ground and going dormant in late summer, the Bleeding Heart will re-emerge in late winter and early spring.
A shorter erect flowering plant that can be planted in Fall for Spring bloom, is a Bluebell. They will let us know warmer temperatures are coming with their rich blue color. Bluebells are poisonous, so keep away from using these for fresh décor on your cakes, like you would edible flowers.
Bright in color and a member of the Buttercup family, the Golden Columbine can get up to 3’ tall and have large flowers with swept back spurs. Native to the southwest, these plants can be affected by a harsh winter.
If you need a pop of color that is reliable and will take up some room, consider a Coral Bell. Coral Bells can also thrive on a shady boarder and be a great addition to your containers. You don’t have to rely on the flower for the color, the foliage comes in a variety of colors as well.
Foxglove flowers are clusters of tubular shaped blooms in colors of white, lavender, yellow, pink, red, and purple. Growing foxgloves thrive in full sun to partial shade to full shade, depending on the summer heat.
Lovely clusters of bright yellow flowers with red throats bloom from spring into summer over trailing bright golden-green foliage. Makes an excellent groundcover and provides a lovely accent to baskets, containers or window boxes.
Hostas are hardy perennials that are especially perfect for a garden that doesn’t get too much sun. Reliable and easy to grow, hostas are long-lived—and may even outlive the gardener! Plant in the spring and cut back in the fall after a few frosts.
If you’re wanting a classic charm added to your home, consider the elegance of a Hydrangeas. Their partial shade life prefers morning sun and afternoon shade, so consider planting your hydrangeas accordingly. Often, blue, purple and pink in color blooms offer varied and extravagant blooms throughout the summer and into Fall. The plant grows well, but pruning and additional care is sometimes needed for optimal bloom.
If adding color to more of a green atmosphere, think of adding a Japanese-inspired fiery red to your landscape. Adds a slight pop of color to non-flowering shrubs, hostas and trees. Can be full sun or partial shade.
If you’re needing a lot of space filled with beautiful white and pink flowers, that smells so clean that it used to be used to make soap, consider a Soapwort. A low creeping variety, often used as a ground cover, known for its bountiful blooms and vigorous growth, will be a great addition to a rock garden, on a slope or spilling over a rock wall.