Shaded yard

Hi, I have a very shaded yard. The flowers I've tried in the past died because of the lack of sun. Can anyone recommend plants that do well in the shade?
  10 answers
  • Sharon Berg Sharon Berg on Apr 21, 2017
    Colorful coleus. Impatients. Hostas.
  • Pam Pam on Apr 21, 2017
    Hostas and astilbe grow better in shade. Check with your local nursery and they could help.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 21, 2017
    For annuals....New Guinea Impatience,Non-stop Begonia,Caladium,Coleous,Fuchsia....For perennials.Bleeding Hearts,Astillbe,Hostas,Liriope,Huchera,Sedge grass
  • My biggest problem is finding a nursery that sells shade loving plants, you may have to search around for hardy perennial plants. There are lots of annuals as already mentioned.
  • Beverlymomma Beverlymomma on Apr 21, 2017
    Do you have friendly, sharing neighbors? This is the perfect time to split those shade lovers for no cost
  • Inetia Inetia on Apr 23, 2017
    knowing where you live and your planting zone would be helpful. If I were you I would take a drive to see what's growing in your neighbor hood. When I see things I like I would start knocking on doors. if you have botanical gardens near, visit it in the winter time.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 23, 2017
    I have noticed at places like Home Depot, Fleet Farm, etc. they all have hostas, bleeding hearts, and lots of shade loving plants. Soon everywhere should have more plants and more varieties of those plants available. I agree with finding a neighbor or relative with plants like Hostas, offer to split if you can have some for yourself. Would love to have someone do that to mine!
  • Cyndee Cyndee on Apr 23, 2017
    Check a garden catalog they have a package of shade loving plants!! I plant coleus and begonias both have a variety of colors and heights and are usually less expensive than other plants..Have fun!
  • Patricia Krysa Patricia Krysa on Apr 23, 2017
    there are many varities of Hosta you and your investment will last for years since they come back and multiply. If you are looking for additional color you can add impatiens around them
  • Cheryl underhill Cheryl underhill on Apr 24, 2017
    Look at seed packets that are marked perennial. You will see pictures of the plants, and the envelopes contain all the planting information you will need.