Outdoor Plants That Like Shade

Outdoor Plants That Like Shade

There is a huge variety of outdoor plants that fall in the category of plants that love being in the shade, or you can also say they don't like being in the direct sunlight.Those plants love the warm spots with shades in your garden or your porch. Direct heat can fade the bright green leaves and burn the plant, and turn them brown. Just keeping the soil moist for these plants goes a long way.

WHAT ARE THE PLANTS THAT LIKE SHADE?

Below are some of the plants that grow well in shade.

1.Hosta

2.Coral Bells

3.Ferns

4.Caladium

5.Ligularia

6.Toad Lily

7.Epimedium

8.Brunnera

9.Oakleaf Hydrangea

10.Heuchera

11.Japanese Forest Grass

12.Viola

13.Brunnerra

CARE FOR PLANTS IN SHADE:

For your shade garden, plants need water to stay hydrated. over watering can rot the roots. As plants in shade get less sunlight so the drying process is slower than the plants in sunlight and they don't need water every day. Always check the soil if it's too dry or too wet before watering.

The one concerning thing is that, shade loving plants attract insects such as spider mites, ants and whiteflies. If you see holes in your plant or white spots, those are the insect damages. You can use a good insect spray on infected plants to kill insects.

 

TIPS FOR GARDENING:

To give your shade garden a beautiful and peaceful look, where you can sit and relax with a warm cup of tea with a beautiful and relaxing view of your self grown plants and flowers. There is a vast variety of plants that need only shade or indirect sunlight that you can grow and some of them are also very low maintenance, like ferns. Never make a clutter with mixing all the type of plants in one spot. It is better to give time in arranging plants and give them their own space to show their beauty.

If you want to plant colorful flowers like Viola or Brunnerra, make sure to bunch it up with some bright green leafy plant or similar plants that have the same needs to give your garden a unique look.

 

REFERENCE

https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/gardening/g18665158/shade-loving-plants/

https://www.gardendesign.com/shade/plants.html

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By Neha Kamran

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