Learn about two beautiful summer-blooming perennials for shade gardens. Add these plants to your landscape for exciting garden color year after year.


Shade gardens are the perfect way to enjoy garden color, texture, and create interest. Not to mention, your shadier garden locations can thrive each summer with proper care.

Luckily, there are several perennial plants that can accommodate your needs.

We’ve chosen to highlight two specific plants because they are low maintenance and offer giant rewards, year after year.



In “Summer-Blooming Perennials For Shade” – DIY Garden Minute Ep. 96 – learn plant ideas suited for your shadier landscapes.

This episode is meant for any gardener who wants to learn more about exciting shade-loving landscape plants.  


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Shade-Loving Perennials

There are so many beautiful summer-blooming perennials it is hard to narrow down your choices.

These perennials geared for shade can be found in many different colors, textures, or sizes.

Examples of shade perennials include:

  • Hosta
  • Hydrangea
  • Astilbe
  • Hardy Begonia
  • Old-Fashioned Bleeding Heart
  • Barrenwort
  • Violas
  • Bigroot Geraniums
  • Ajuga
  • Lungwort


Below are the two perennials discussed in this podcast episode:

1) Hosta

  • Prefer both full and partial shade.
  • Require regular water.
  • Feature spike-form flowers that come in different shades of blues and whites.

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2) Hydrangea

  • Some species thrive better in partial shade; Others can take some full sun in cooler climates.
  • Require regular watering.
  • Feature flowers in shades of white, pink, red, blue, and purple.
  • Some species’ flower colors can be manipulated due to the soil pH. 

Listen to this podcast for more details on both of these gorgeous summer-blooming perennials!


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Shade Perennials Conclusion

Shade gardens are perfect for hydrangeas, hostas, and many other beautiful summer-blooming perennials.

Whether you choose to add one of the plants above or both of them, your summer shade garden will shine with beautiful, low maintenance plants!

Now we want to hear from you!

Which perennial plants from the list above are you interested in learning more about?

Let us know by leaving a quick comment below. Thanks!


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Learn about two beautiful summer-blooming perennials for shade gardens. Add these plants to your landscape for exciting garden color year after year.


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Summer-Blooming Perennials for Shade

In this podcast, learn about two shade-loving summer bloomers perfect for your shade garden.


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What You’ll Learn:

  • Brief facts about two perennial plants perfect for the shade.
  • Quick plant care tips about our featured plant.
  • Links and videos for further resources or education.


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